You must use at least one uppercase letter, a symbol, and a number. Or, wait, maybe not.
According to the experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), some of the password-strength requirements drilled into our skulls over the years are actually not that helpful.
What’s worse, they may be counterproductive.
As such, the institute issued a new draft of security guidelines on May 11, 2017, aimed at security professionals and recommending several significant changes to the password requirements we’ve come to accept as a necessary part of life. Read more…