Is A PIN More Secure Or Less Secure Than A Password?

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  1. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    I'm a little skeptical about the PIN number being very secure. What do you think?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    IMO it's fine but I definitely wouldn't allow it in a corporate environment.
    For a family system, I think it's perfectly okay.
     
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  3. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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  4. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    well is definitely more manageable that passwords.
     
  5. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    It's susceptible to human problems tho.. If you use the same 1234 pin at every machine you use, anyone who sees it will know all your logins.
     
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  6. gabrielmorrow

    gabrielmorrow MDL Member

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    its less secure by default since there is 9999 possable combinations it can be brute forced cracked

    in fact you can probably load a linux distro if you wrote it right and use it to hack pin in under a minute
     
  7. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    It's supposed to be used with hello...but the pcs that support that aren't out yet..may be on wednesday though.
     
  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    You could boot hirens boot cd and remove the password quicker
     
  9. SL2

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    10000 even. ;)
     
  10. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    of course u would not use the same PIN on all machines....lets be realistic here passwords are as vulnerable as PIN in todays world.
     
  11. poppy10

    poppy10 MDL Novice

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    #11 poppy10, Jul 27, 2015
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    If you use the same "password1" password at every machine you use, anyone who sees it will know all your logins

    In fact, it is worse if you use a password as anyone who sees it can log into your Outlook mail, Xbox account, onedrive etc from anywhere, whereas with a PIN they can only log into your local machine

    No, if you enter the PIN wrong more than three times it falls back and makes you enter your password this has changed, now it makes you enter a "challenge phrase" to prove you are not a bot
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  12. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    The most insecure thing you can do is to believe that you are secure.
     
  13. SLRVision39

    SLRVision39 MDL Member

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    A PIN can be more than 4 digits, mine is 8.. it's 10^8 possible combinations