Post Profile






NIST Special Publication 800-63B

New NIST guidelines for password security and authentication methods. Gets rid of many old password anti-patterns in favor of encouraging user-friendlier, simpler, but longer passwords. Recommends passwords have a minimum length of 8 characters (6 for numeric PINs), and allow pass-phrases up to at least 64 characters long. I’d probably want to go with 128 chars or more (after all, it wil
read more

share

Related Posts


"The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements..."

Technology / Social Media : Stowe Boyd Message

“ The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements for passwords, like forcing you to use special characters, are misguided. Instead, NIST recommends the use of lengthy passwords, an...

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

Technology : Venture Beat

GUEST: When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed. Although NI...

Windows 10 At The Helm Of The Anti-Password Revolution

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech

The introduction of Windows 10 may very well be the first step into the new age of online security and authentication where we will no longer be need passwords. Passwords have been the cyber world’s primary authentication method fro...

Q&A: NIST's Paul Grassi on What Makes a Strong Password

Technology : IEEE Spectrum: Tech Talk

New guidelines recommend longer passwords over an eclectic mix of numbers and characters

Password Free Logins Debut For Yahoo Users

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech

The password is an aging security system, and Yahoo wants to make it easier for its users to abandon the old and insecure method of account security. Tech companies are embracing the two-step authentication process that has been slo...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC