Posts Tagged ‘password reset’

Microsoft’s Password Recommendations

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Nothing too surprising here, but I think most users will appreciate the idea of getting rid of mandatory, periodic password resets.

Robyn Hicock of the Microsoft Identity Protection Team published a Password Guidance paper recently in which recommendations are made to IT administrators and users in regards to password security and management. Passwords are widely used on today’s Internet, local networks and even individual devices, and while companies have started to develop alternatives, none will replace the need for passwords for authentication in the near future.


Dropbox Just Reset My User Password

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

I understand the need for security, but this still seems like a somewhat extreme move on Dropbox’s part …

I check my emails first thing in the morning to make sure I do not miss anything important right away. Imagine my surprise when I received an email from the Dropbox team notifying me that my Dropbox password had been reset.  I first thought that Dropbox had been hacked and the team decided to play it safe and reset all user passwords. Then I read on and noticed that this was not the case. According to the email, no suspicious activity was discovered, and the only reason for reseting the password according to the email is that some users use the same password on multiple services.


How to Create and Use a Windows Password Reset Disk

Monday, March 21st, 2011

I’ve never needed to do this myself, but it does sound like it could come in handy …

Windows users with little computing experience enter a world of trouble if they forget their login password. They receive the error message “the user name or password is incorrect” and do not seem to have another option than to try again until the correct password has been entered.