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Weak bicycle lock with words

Requiem for a p455w0rD

Why passphrases are better than passwords
Quill icon Rafael Ballestas   Folder icon identity   Tag icon password,  credential,  security

What would you rather have at your home door: a simple, weak key that needs to be changed every other week, or a one-time-setup, state-of-the-art, virtually unpickable cruciform key? Figure 1. Lock key comparison via Locksmith Ledger. That’s just the difference between rotating short passwords vs having one good …



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Another proud son of JSON

Using JSON Web Token to send data
Quill icon Juan Aguirre   Folder icon identity   Tag icon security,  information,  jwt

Today everything is connected, and thus, everything is communicated. Security has become a major issue in the complex world of web applications and their communications. Figure 1. JSON Web Token JWT JSON Web Token A JSON Web Token (JWT) is a URL safe way to represent a set of information …



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Conserving your identity

Using WS-Security to secure your web apps
Quill icon Juan Aguirre   Folder icon identity   Tag icon web,  security,  information

In the digital era everything is or has a web application. Web apps are no longer just about content delivery, they have evolved to solve complex business needs and have become a mechanism for application integration. The communication and integration of these applications is most commonly done through Web Services …



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Multiple credentials begone!

Security issues and solutions of SSO services
Quill icon Juan Aguirre   Folder icon identity   Tag icon security,  credential,  saml,  standard

The evolution of information technology brings with it many challenges, one of the biggest ones being Identity and Access Management. To take care of the growing vulnerabilities and attacks in this area, experts often recommend a Single Sign-on service (SSO). One of the most popular solutions implemented across...



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