Ron Rivest and Ari Juels, well-known RSA researchers, put forth the use of fake passwords called “honeywords” to “pollute” an organization’s password database, in order to help detect such attack attempts. When the attacks uses one of the fake passwords, this will alert admins that an attack is underway. Read more here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.