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Everything You Know About 'Secure' Passwords Is Wrong

05:48 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Everything You Know About 'Secure' Passwords Is WrongBill Burr, formerly of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, now says that his 2003 guide on creating strong, secure passwords could actually make you more vulnerable to hacking. "Much of what I did I now regret," Burr, now 72 and retired, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The advice led users to insert obvious special characters in place of letters (like using a dollar sign instead of an "s"), tossing in a few numerals and potentially unexpected capital letters.


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