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Crazy P@s$w0rd Rules are Getting Revised

Posted by Julia W. Rogers Posted on Aug 10 2017

Are you suffering from crazy P@s$w0rd rules? Hang in there...the NIST (that's the government agency in charge of telling us how to handle our passwords) is in the process of issuing new recommendations. Gone are the requirements to change your password every 90 days and to use crazy combinations of letters and characters. New recommendations suggest checking your password against an easy to hack list and using a long phrase, such as Ilovemykidsandmydogsnameis nellybecauseiliveinnellysford.

Let's hope the software folks catch up on these revisions soon. Now, if we could just get a standard user name protocal, so we wouldn't have to remember so many different user names!!