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Continuing the Password Conversation

Posted on 10/25/2016 by Pearl Technology in Cyber Security Passwords
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Because passwords are your first and often only line of protection from would-be hackers, the security community can never talk about them too much.

Unfortunately, the security community has really screwed up in our attempts to educate users. We've really overcomplicated what a secure password should look like, and we've made everyday password security more difficult.

Remember, the most important attribute in a secure password is its length. A password that is 17 characters long (like my “stairwaytoheaven” example from a previous blog) would still take a modern computer 345 thousand YEARS to crack.

To see what I mean and get a little entertainment at the same time, take a look at this funny but accurate comic from xkcd.com.

Happy browsing!

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