Episode #531: Password Authentication with Brandon Dees – Part 1

When you're rushing to get a brand new app out the door in time for a planned launch, it can be easy to brush off security concerns beyond simply ensuring that user accounts are password-protected. After all, if you're not handling state secrets or financial data, and if your app is small and unheard-of, it's not like you're going to be a major target of cracking attempts... right?

In today's episode, guest chef Brandon Dees joins us to explain why even small web applications need to be concerned with good password practices. You'll learn how your site may be a target for reasons other than those you might expect. And you'll get a crash course on how seemingly strong passwords aren't as safe as they may appear.

This is part one of a two-part series. In the episode to follow, Brandon will give you some concrete advice on keeping your staff accounts secure, and on educating your users about password security. Enjoy!

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