January 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Security
Source: LinuxJournal - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security Projects Years ago, I had the brilliant idea that all my users in the finance department should have complex passwords. This made perfect sense to everyone, since dealing with millions of dollars of revenue is something that should be secured. So, the passwords were changed with complexity requirements enforced. I slept better that night knowing our paychecks were no longer secured by passwords like "mustang" or "mrwhiskers".

I came in the next day only to find very complex passwords written on sticky notes and affixed to everyone's monitors. Security software is no match for a Sharpie marker and a Post-It. It was a lesson well learned. This month is our Security issue, and although we don't have an answer to the Sticky Notes of Doom, we do have some great articles on Linux-related security.

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