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How safe are your passwords? Real life rules for businesses to live by

Posted by Susan Sison on Sep 29, 2017 1:20:12 PM

Changes to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) password guidelines were welcomed as long overdue. Security professionals criticized the old guidelines, which recommended a mix of numbers, letters and special characters that are changed periodically. When I read the new document, I was surprised that it doesn't account for very common attacks. In short, NIST guidance leaves people who rely solely upon passwords for authentication, which seems to be a majority of accounts, more ...

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