Continuing the Password Conversation

Continuing the Password Conversation
October 25, 2016 Pearl Technology
Continuing the Password Conversation

Continuing the Password Conversation

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!