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How to create better passwords

Password Strength is dictated by the system the user is trying to authenticate against. People often shortcut the password policies to make the simplest password that passes the complexity requirements, not one that is secure.

In this article from the Washington Post, hundreds of government employees are using simple, easily brute forcible passwords for systems: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/22/western-australian-government-officials-used-password-their-password-cool-cool/ 

Weak passwords are often due to user frustration with systems requiring passwords to fit their policy, ie: “your password must have a capital letter and two numbers” and that makes users lazy, they find one password that will fit the complexity and re-use it.

Posted by Ben Mudie on Mar 4, 2019 2:21:21 PM
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