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Password Guidelines - Time for a Paradigm Shift?

Is it time to abandon outdated password rules? When policies like a minimum of special characters and password changes can even become dangerous...

Sascha Martens
Sascha Martens
Cybersecurity Evangelist & CTO MATESO GmbH

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"Passwords should be as long as possible, contain at least 2 special characters and be changed every 2 months." The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has moved away from such recommendations, and security experts are also preaching a paradigm shift in the specification of password guidelines.

This whitepaper explains what`s behind all this and when which password rules can do more harm than good to the IT security of companies ...

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