Given the commentary about weak/strong passwords at the end
CorrectHorseBatteryStaple - https://xkcd.com/936/
Nothing like a cartoon to help :)
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Some day, in the not too distant future, when these most popular lists come out, we will find CorrectHorseBatteryStaple right up there with passw0rd.
"Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency has also weighed in on the password best practice debate advising admins to stop punishing users with regular password resets which studies show leads to weaker options being used over time."
confused about the above comment , i'd think they'd love people to use weaker password words , it would make their job easier in the long run and as a uk tax payer ,
it would cut their costs and save some money on their cracking software and we could use the savings on the NHS or something else
"confused about the above comment , i'd think they'd love people to use weaker password words , it would make their job easier in the long run and as a uk tax payer"
Well, sort of - but once a password has been established, it's cheaper still for them (and therefore us) to carry on using it.
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