World Password Day is coming up on May 2, and this will provide the perfect excuse for media outlets—Connected World among them—to talk about authentication and device security. The same password best practices are often regurgitated over and over again when this subject arises, in part because people still aren’t following the most basic of these suggestions, like not using “password” as a password. For this reason, the industry still needs to push best practices out to the public. But are the traditional best practices good advice, really? What about the advice to change passwords frequently? What about conflicting counsel about using random passwords versus using a string of pronounceable words?
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Original article: Picking and Protecting Passwords
Author: Peggy Smedley