March 22, 2018

New Easy Password Standards?  Not so Fast! – WST

New Easy Password Standards? Not so Fast!

Passwords… it’s no secret; most of us are really bad at creating and maintaining passwords. In fact, 81% of hacking related-breaches leveraged either stolen or weak passwords. But unfortunately, passwords won’t be going away any time soon as almost every resource, application, website, and the like requires some form of username and password. Because of this, it’s no surprise that almost all of us struggle to follow password standards recommended by many security experts. In June of last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released Special Publication 800-63, Revision 3 and many sources reported “new, more relaxed password standards from NIST”. But is this really the case? To unravel this password complexity knot, check out our latest blog:

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