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It doesn’t need to be as hard as we make it and the government is here to help.That’s right, the United States National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) is formulating new guidelines for password policies to be used in the whole of the US government (the public sector). Because the policies are sensible and a great template for all of us to use within our own organizations and application development programs.If there is a necessity to log on whenever and wherever you are and you just don't remember the needed password because it is written somewhere in your organizer but you don't have it so what you are going to do then.As a matter of fact, you don't need remember all your passwords.Much research has gone into the efficacy of many of our so-called “best practices” and it turns out they don’t help enough to be worth the pain they cause. (That’s not a maximum minimum – you can increase the minimum password length for more sensitive accounts.) Better yet, NIST says you should allow a maximum length of at least 64, so no more “Sorry, your password can’t be longer than 16 characters.” Applications must allow all printable ASCII characters, including spaces, and should accept all UNICODE characters, too, including emoji!This is great advice, and considering that passwords must be hashed and salted when stored (which converts them to a fixed-length representation) there shouldn’t be unnecessary restrictions on length.
Password hashing enthusiasts are probably wondering, “What about bcrypt and scrypt?
With so many websites and online applications requiring us to create accounts and think up passwords in a hurry, it’s no wonder so many of us struggle to follow the advice of so-called password security experts.
Nevertheless, they aren’t going away any time soon.
Look through the list of frequently used passwords. If not and you aware of the danger then fix it and make it safe.
At some point I will make this full data set publicly available but in the meantime, I have decided to release the following list of the top 10,000 most common passwords.
The following are general recommendations for creating a Strong Password: A Strong Password should - If you have any questions or comments related to this Guideline, please send email to the University Information Security Office at [email protected]