Use Pass-phrases Instead Of Passwords

Why you shouldn’t be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks:

…passwords are ridiculously easy to guess or crack. Worms like Agobot / Phatbot / Polybot / SDBot / RBot (no I didn’t write this one) all ship with dictionaries of passwords numbering in the hundreds and they can easily replicate to a system that has a password in this word list, and the miscreants are really good at keeping these wordlists up to date with passwords that they’ve cracked from other systems.

So here’s the deal – I don’t want you to use passwords, I want you to use pass-PHRASES.

This is written by a member of Microsoft’s PSS (Product Server & Support) Security Team.

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One Response to Use Pass-phrases Instead Of Passwords

  1. Pender says:

    I’ve been using pass phrases for about 10 years. My old favorite was sitiereh (here it is, backwards), which I don’t use anymore. I wered such a genioouszes at securitee when I wered small!

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