We previously been told the following:
- Make them complicated.
- Use numbers, question marks and hash marks.
- Change them regularly.
- Use different passwords for each app and website. Now the National Institute of Standards and Technology is about to make all of our lives much easier. The organization recently revised its guidelines on creating passwords, and the new advice sharply diverges from previous rules.
Longer passwords that are harder for hackers to break the longer the better. Previously, security experts recommended the use of password manager apps to ensure users’ accounts were protected. The apps are useful because they completely randomize the password, but he says they aren’t necessary to maintain security.