password hint

password hint

A reminder of how a password was derived. In order to jog the user's memory, some login systems allow a hint to be entered, which is displayed each time the password is requested. For example, if the password contains the date of someone's birthday, one might enter the name of the person as the hint. However, password hints have to be carefully conceived; otherwise, a non-authorized user might figure it out.
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Other examples include the threat to the security function of a management program that is not operating properly following booting in the safe mode, forced termination of a management program, and the time difference during booting [3] and the threat of authentication bypass as a result of an exposed password or password hint by eavesdropping the data transferred between the secure USB flash drive and the host, because the security function was not considered when the USB interface was designed [6].
The environmental vulnerability case of eavesdropping includes eavesdropping of plain text data transferred in communication between the secure USB flash drive of companies A, S, L, and I and the host to capture the password or password hint used in user authentication [7].
Described in the 42-page patent application, the system, requires the user to enroll an image of his or her palm, and then retrieve a password hint by taking a picture of his or her palm with the devices rear camera.
The patent's abstract describes a control unit for extracting biometric information of a user from an acquired image and acquiring a password hint on the basis of the biometric information and a preconfigured password.
"Your password might be displayed instead of your password hint if you used the Add APFS Volume command in Disk Utility to create an encrypted APFS volume, and you supplied a password hint," the company wrote.
I have been known to have my password hint be something similar to "password is W0mb@ts" for sites I didn't care about, security-wise.
Many of the older people I work with keep a small book where they write down the website address and a password hint for it.
Executives, employees and customers are potentially exposing themselves through social network sites like Facebook where (for example) all of the published personal data can be correlated with password hint questions.
After, choose the password recovery type and complete the password hints customization.
What else do you call an operating system that reports back to its developers, supplying them with personally identifiable information about you, including your name, e-mail address, postal ad dress, phone number, passwords, password hints, age, and sex, as well as your browsing history, address book, calendar, the contents of your e-mails, and access to all your files including pictures, videos, documents, and anything else stored on your hard drive?
And there is something else to watch out for as well -- the attackers made off with password hints, he said.
LastPass, a password security firm, said on Thursday that it has found email addresses, encrypted passwords and password hints stored in clear text from Adobe user accounts on an underground website frequented by cyber criminals.