Good passwords: It is not about their size or complexity

Every time I read a password recommendation or policy, I get frustrated. It is always about their length and complexity, and they miss the real issue with passwords and how they get compromised.

So I wrote this small (non technical) paper on my thoughts on passwords and how I define a good password: http://dcid.me/texts/good-passwords.

Comments are welcome.

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One Response to Good passwords: It is not about their size or complexity

  1. Hi Daniel:

    Your thoughts make a lot of sense; too often, passwords are used for more than one device / application / venue, and are in the process made weaker as such.

    http://www.dynamicnet.net/2012/03/weak-passwords-open-doors/ are thoughts I recently shared based on a pictorial someone shared with me in a LinkedIn WordPress group.

    Thank you.

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