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 Multiple service providers recommend 8-character minimum passwords based on outdated data.
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Originally recorded as a live webcast on December 5th, 2019
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