Podcast: Passwords: You Are the Weakest Link
Why are companies still recommending an 8-character password minimum?
Passwords are some of the easiest targets for attackers, yet companies still allow weak passwords in their environment. Multiple service providers recommend 8-character minimum passwords based on outdated data.
Download Slides: https://www.activecountermeasures.com/presentations
Originally recorded as a live webcast on December 5th, 2019
Presented by: Darin Roberts & CJ Cox
Because of newer attack methods and increased computing power, password minimums need to be increased to 15 characters to keep networks safe.
On this BHIS Webcast, Darin & CJ discuss:
- Current password policies: BHIS recommendations, Microsoft, Google, Apple, NIST
- Why do we recommend 15 characters – brute force, password crack, LM Hash
- Passphrase vs. password
- Recommended password policy summary
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