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7 September 2012

I Normally Have Passwords Longer Then 1

by Code Monkey

Plattner{.author-photo}Adam Plattner{.author} - 2012-09-07 14:26:43-0400[

I normally have passwords longer then 16 characters that also contain special characters, so to learn that Microsoft is downgrading existing passwords in applications like hotmail is troubling.\ \ We have seen a rise in new stories of companies being hacked where password database containing millions of passwords have been stolen.  What is less known is trend analysis is being conducted by hackers to improve their brute force password crackers (for example, many users have a eight letter password followed by four digits). \ \ So for Microsoft to intentionally shorten and simplify passwords seems irresponsible of Microsoft.


Microsoft Forcing Users to use Less Secure Passwords?

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