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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 13 Crucial Password Hacks

Computer security is a remarkably fragile thing. You can erect firewalls, encrypt communications, even physically lock your laptop, but in most security situations, there’s only one thing sitting between an intruder and your network or computer: a password. In other words, your precious data, your private thoughts, your confidential memos, your secret ideas are protected by just a measly few characters.

That doesn’t seem like much of a barrier when you look at it in such a stark light, but it’s actually ...

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