Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Conventional wisdom on complicated passwords changes
Here’s an interesting piece challenging the conventional wisdom on password security in the Wall Street Journal , by Robert McMillan.
The piece does not recommend forcing people to use special characters and random combinations of numbers and letters, upper and lower case, and to change passwords often. The problem is that when people change them, they don’t change them enough.
The other idea is that you don’t need to change a password unless you have reason to believe it is compromised.