Man who invented P@$$w0rd guidelines regrets it

Anyone who has held a job that required a computer in the past decade and a half has been subjected to the tedious practice of having to change their password every 30 to 90 days. Then that password has to have an uppercase letter, a number, a symbol, an Egyptian hieroglyph, some ancient Sanskrit, your DNA sequence and that unpronounceable icon Prince used to use as his name.Read the full article

The father of modern passwords regrets everything | Engadget Today

It's too late to say you're s0rRy. https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/08/nist-new-password-guidelines/ If you rue the inevitable day when IT makes you change your password, you're not alone. It is incredibly frustrating to constantly think of new passwords with a capital letter, a special character and numbers that isn't a variation on your old password. And it turns out that we're pretty bad at it, which is why the man responsible for the password hell we've been in this past decade has recanted his recommendations. Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe Get More Engadget: • Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget • Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget • Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget • Add us on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/engadgetHQ • Read more: http://www.engadget.com Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life.