November 21, 2017
Password Guidelines by Pam Wilson
“I changed my password to ‘incorrect’ so whenever I forget what it is, the computer will say ‘your password is incorrect.’ “
Worst Passwords of 2016 as found on teamsid.com
10% of the world uses the following 25 passwords:
123456 (used by 4% of the world)
“Sorry, your password must contain a capital letter, a number, a symbol, an inspiring message, a gang sign, a hieroglyph and a haiku.”
Making passwords complicated and changing them regularly causes frustration and forgetfulness. A new guideline revised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggest keeping passwords simple, long and memorable. “Phrases, lowercase letters and typical English words work well.” says Paul Grassi, senior standards and technology adviser at NIST, who led the new revision of guidelines. National Public Radio
A majority of systems do allow spaces in passwords allowing for great passwords such as: My dog eats garbage on Sundays!
The longer the password the better. If you’re changing your password regularly be sure to change your entire password. Unfortunately, people only shift one character and hackers know this.