Even experts think some pa$$w0rd-strength requirements are dumb


You must use at least one uppercase letter, a symbol, and a number. Or, wait, maybe not. 

According to the experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), some of the password-strength requirements drilled into our skulls over the years are actually not that helpful. 

What’s worse, they may be counterproductive. 

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As such, the institute issued a new draft of security guidelines on May 11, 2017, aimed at security professionals and recommending several significant changes to the password requirements we’ve come to accept as a necessary part of life.  Read more…

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