In Pictures: 13 security myths

Security experts hammer on security ideas they say are just “myths”

In Pictures: 13 security myths prev next


Security Myth #6:

“IT should encourage users to use completely random passwords to increase password strength and they should require passwords to be changed at least every 30 days.”

Kevin Haley, director Symantec security response: This has “disadvantages” because completely random passwords are “usually difficult to remember” and a better alternative is often to create strong passwords formulated as an easy-to-remember phrase.

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