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What Makes a Good Password?

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

What Makes a Good Password?
Sound advice against the use of bad passwords has been around for decades. Yet I still find people electing to use passwords like pa55w0rd and login123 as if they'd never heard about password cracking programs.

By Sandra Henry-Stocker, ITworld May 1, 2012 12:15 am

The challenge today is, of course, that most of us have too many accounts on too many systems. Remembering a very large number of passwords is nearly impossible. We systems administrators have an especially challenging time because we often have to remember dozens if not hundreds of passwords for the systems we manage in addition to those associated with our personal accounts on facebook, twitter, gmail, linkedin and a pile of other systems we use.

So how should we define what constitutes a good password?

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