Web Page Publishing
Tom Kelliher, CS297
Jan. 10, 1997
- Your URL and keystone password.
- Finish up your two Web pages.
- Distribute keystone accounts.
- Publish your Web pages.
- Your published files are visible to the entire world. Don't
- Break-in attempts.
- ``Weakest link.''
- Consequences of a compromised account:
- Damage to your files.
- Crimes committed from your account.
- Damage to others' files.
- Damage to the system.
Bad choices for passwords:
Any word in any dictionary, or any prefix, suffix, etc. of such a
word. Also, any concatenation of two or more such words.
Any personal information. For example: social security number,
names of relatives, friends, significant others. Names of pets.
Make, model, license plate number of a vehicle. You get the idea.
Any password that someone has suggested to you or that you've seen
Any sequence of adjacent keys on the keyboard. For example,
A good password will:
Contain a mix of upper-case and lower-case letters.
Contain punctuation characters and/or numerals.
Be as long as possible, at least eight characters.
Be easy to remember. Mnemonics assist greatly in this process.
Mnemonic passwords: HtF,tmh!
Concatenated, ``misspelled'' words: Byg;Tyn!
Thomas P. Kelliher
Fri Jan 10 11:04:34 EST 1997