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Unformatted text preview: PC would take to crack it. (Brandt, PC World, A. 2009). Sometime passwords can be made so difficult that the user themselves may forget it. When this occurs hints are revealed to user based on security questions. password protection system- > hint system- > encryption system. Encrypted data can be lost if user does not provide proper decryption key. The need for data file security, especially encryption, has become essential due to the massive increase or shared data file systems and the transmission of data using public, predominantly social, networks. “User requests hint, (initially provided to system when account first setup), computer security apparatus presents prerecorded password hint to jog user’s memory, if initial hint does not accomplish goal, more specific password hints are provided.” (Moy, M. E. 1994). Another form of password protection for...
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