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You don’t need to change your password often anymore
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You don’t need to change your password often anymore 

Now, Mr. Burr says that he regrets giving those tips in speaking with the Wall Street Journal recently.

Current guidelines require you to no longer change your password frequently, because many only make small alterations to their existing passwords – like, changing “qwerty1” into “qwert2”- which are quite easy to crack.

Experts found that the more often someone changes a password, the weaker it becomes. Also today, by having so many online accounts, the norm is to reuse the same password across all platforms and that, of course, puts us in a risky position.

“It’s probably better to do fairly long passwords that are phrases or something like that that you can remember than to try to get people to do lots of funny characters,” Burr said.

A random mix of words such as “Sometime Figure Proposal Confess” is harder to guess than easy substitutions such as “Pa55w0rd” which is a substitution for the word password.

If you are having a hard time figuring out random words, then I would suggest that you check out the website Correct Horse Battery Staple.net, which is a secure password generator for selecting random words to use as passwords.

Source: CBS

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