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


They might be right...

Forcing password changes on daily use accounts compromises security, as all the comments here show. Password123! will be accepted almost everywhere. Microsoft *ducks* have published some interesting research recently. Setting a higher minimum length just means that the majority of passwords will be at or just over that length. Their recommendation: ban common passwords prior to hashing.

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