Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tech Tip Tuesday - Memorized Secret authenticators (aka Passwords)

NIST Special Publication 800-63B was recently updated. The biggest change is the focus on the ease of recollection and password length versus password complexity.

"It works because we are creating longer passwords that cryptographically are harder to break than the shorter ones, even with all those special character requirements,"

It’s a new approach and it should cut down on the password reset requests.

www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/08/14/543434808/forget-tough-passwords-new-guidelines-make-it-simple

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