Fake 'honeyword' passwords could be planted to trip up hackers
Source: NBC News - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Intrusion Detection A new security technique thwarts evildoers online not by hiding or encrypting your password, but by giving the hackers in question too many to choose from. By storing each real password alongside many decoy "honeywords," even the most savvy hacker has a better-than-average chance of using the wrong password and triggering an alarm.

There are many, many ways to hack into a secure server or account, as the many high-profile breaches of the last few months have shown. A popular method is to get hold of an encrypted database of user names and password data, and get hard at work cracking that encryption. If that can be done successfully, the hacker then possesses a ton of working login data they can sign in and no one will be the wiser.

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