Friday, September 01, 2017

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

From the Wall Street Journal:

The man who wrote the book on password management has a confession to make: He blew it.

Back in 2003, as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Bill Burr was the author of NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A. The 8-page primer advised people to protect their accounts by inventing awkward new words rife with obscure characters, capital letters, and numbers—and to change them regularly.

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