If you are like me tired of remembering complicated alphanumeric passwords then I have a good news for you. NIST announced new guidelines for passwords.
There are lots of websites or apps we use daily, it’s hard to remember a different complicated password for each of them. It’s not a wonder that’s why so many people each year suffer from document loss, account hack etc. It’s not only about us that we are not using secure passwords. But at the same time due to high-end processors coming each day, hackers are getting more computing power for cracking passwords.
- New password can’t be known simple dictionary words but we can use sentence using those dictionary words.
- Passwords can not be repetitive or sequential characters (like “aaaaaa” or “12345”).
- Passwords should be 8 to 64 characters.
- All ASCII and Unicode characters should be allowed in passwords, but not required. That means like now the use of alpha numeric character is not necessary.
Those guidelines have been released but that does not mean the different services that require passwords are going to start following them. It will take some to apply new guidelines. Some companies maybe follow those guidelines some won’t.
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