FastWords Says Online Security is Global Challenge: Korea No Exception

Security Expert Appears on Korea’s TBS eFM "This Morning"

Menlo Park, CA, August 11, 2011 --( Dr. Markus Jakobsson, inventor of the easier and more secure password approach “FastWords” spoke on Korea’s popular “This Morning” show about the need for more secure and user-friendly passwords.

Recently, 70% of the Korean population had their passwords compromised, and as a result, there is an increased awareness of authentication problems. Koreans now fully understand that passwords are not bullet-proof, and the negative impact of reusing passwords between different sites has become apparent: if your password to one site gets stolen, you would automatically make many sites vulnerable.

On the radio show, Dr. Jakobsson explained how Fastwords ( are much harder for attackers to guess than traditional passwords are, faster to enter, and easier to remember. The latter reduces the need for reuse, and increases end-user security.

Dr. Jakobsson also spoke about recent developments and likely future trends in Internet fraud and abuse, and how individuals, corporations and even governments have become common targets of attacks – attacks which often hinge on the theft of passwords.

About Extricatus LLC
Extricatus is an advanced authentication research firm led by Dr. Markus Jakobsson, who holds over fifty patents and has published over a hundred articles as well as two books: "Phishing and Countermeasures" (Wiley, 2007), "Crimeware" (Symantec Press, 2008), and “The Death of the Internet” (Wiley, forthcoming)

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