Reply to post: Re: Too Many bad Movies

Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

Tomato42 Silver badge

Re: Too Many bad Movies

passwords are more likely to be guessed the more they are used; but it is offset very easily by making it longer

the original advice of the 30-day lifetime of a password assumed a fairly simple password (essentially a single word selected uniformly at random from greatly reduced English dictionary), double the password (use two words) and the 30 days suddenly become 80 years at the same level of security

oh, and another thing often forgot: the original advice included mandatory rate limiting on incorrect logon attempts

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