The man who wrote those annoying password guidelines: "Oops!"
August 7, 2017 5:24 PM   Subscribe

"The man who wrote the book on password management has a confession to make: He blew it.…" (WSJ article, but not paywalled for me.)

"Long, easy-to-remember phrases now get the nod over crazy characters, and users should be forced to change passwords only if there is a sign they may have been stolen, says NIST, the federal agency that helps set industrial standards in the U.S."

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posted by John Cohen (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is paywalled as far as I can tell. -- LobsterMitten

Oh, I never have a problem with passwords. I just always use The Most Secure Password.
posted by miyabo at 5:26 PM on August 7 [3 favorites]

posted by ardgedee at 5:38 PM on August 7 [1 favorite]

Obligatory xkcd
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 5:48 PM on August 7

Yeah, that's the XKCD strip that's discussed and linked in the article.
posted by John Cohen at 5:50 PM on August 7

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