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Re: [Cryptography] Possible reason why password usage rules are such a mess



On 11/17/20 7:45 PM, Kent Borg wrote:
> First, why should we trust that the user's machine that it is running
> on is secure? People get infected by malware all the time.

I agree that this is a giant problem, but it's not specific to the
password manager. Once your machine is compromised a simple keylogger
will quickly render any and all password strategies (including writing
them down on paper) useless.

I have no general solution to offer. A reasonable approach for
technically literate users is Qubes OS, but it's not a solution for the
masses.

/Sven

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