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Dummy File Generator (DFG) Documentation and Case Example

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Dummy File Generator (DFG) Documentation and Case Example Preamble This solution is published under the GNU General Public License v2.0 as at 20190326.
Dummy File Generator v2 Dummy File Generator (DFG) is a program that allows you to replicate a directory structure containing sensitive files but replacing the sensitive files with dummy files of your choice.

The purpose of DFG is to cater for those situations in which you are working with a vendor or on a development team (pre-production) and prefer to (or have a requirement to) have dummy files being handed over rather than sensitive files.
You may be prohibited from providing actual files because the files contain sensitive data such as GDPR, or top-secret documents. Experimenting with (or distributing) actual files may be illegal or against organizational policy. Pen drives have been forgotten on trains!!!!
With DFG you can provide third parties with an exact replica of the sensitive directory (respecting file names, etc) but…

The Importance of Passwords

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There seems to be a drive to eliminate the password from the security spectrum. Passwords are seen as weak and easily compromisable and this is true when passwords are taken on their own. But combined with an additional authentication factor, strong passwords are very important to the overall security of electronic systems. Passwords are the only token that resides within a person's thoughts and are therefore protected by the 5th amendment. Police can force your finger onto a device the want to access; they can hack or brute force a device in their possession, but they can't get into your grey cells.

I can't understand the need to kill strong passwords when combined with effective 2FA mechanisms such as those implemented by Google and Microsoft. Looking back would anyone have thought that 40bit encryption would have been made ineffective because of advances in technology?; would anyone have predicted that SSLv3 would be broken when it originally come out?

I am not able to …

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