I know we talked about passwords earlier this week but here’s some news going forward: Forget random characters and numbers when making your password, turns out they don’t make your information any more safe than your pet’s name.
Bill Burr, the guy who was responsible for the standards we live by when it comes to passwords wants to take it all back. To be fair, he was working with the information that he had, 14 years ago. Turns out that characters, numbers, capital letters and even changing your password regularly doesn’t keep your information more secure, it just makes it harder for you to remember your password.
Instead of that, it turns out that a string of four words is the best practice. A random string is hard to crack but it is easy for people to remember. So next time your prompted to change your credentials at work, give that a try instead.