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Smart Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO)
The increasing number of passwords actually decrease productivity and present a security risk when people get frustrated and write their passwords on a sticky

notes on manual testing  as collecting the post-it notes from the computer monitors. Practice has shown that the more passwords a user has to remember, the more likely he will write them down somewhere Another successful approach is to simply analyze the user’s personal traits. The so-called -social engineering methods- are based on the fact that a user - confronted with a large number of passwords - usually tends to choose simple passwords that he will never or very rarely change. If there are several authentication

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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