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The Tide Foundation Proposes Password Splintering for Better Security


The upshot: The Tide Organization tested password splintering and, in one study, found an increase of 14,064,094% in security as compared with “conventional, centralized alternatives.”

Passwords are this horrible thing that we can’t seem to escape. If we’re doing it right, each of the 300-odd passwords we need will be random, long, changed every month, and, of course, never written down anywhere. Yeah right. So… how can we make passwords more secure in the real world?

The Tide Foundation has an idea to mitigate this risk. They’ve proposed a decentralized password storage scheme that largely removes the need for trust. They call it password splintering. It’s layered over another notion of secret sharing, and I’m going to try to motivate how they work here.

There is more – oh, so much more.

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