Complex passwords aren’t always better

Recently I’ve had the exam for the CompTIA Security+ Certification.

While practicing for the exam, I’ve had the following question.

Q:When setting password rules, which of the following will lower the level of security of a network ?
A: Complex passwords that users can not remotely changed are randomly generated by the administrator and given to users

Why ?

Very simple, actually 🙂
Because the users will write these passwords on stickers and hang them on their monitors 🙂
So, IT guys, please make your life simpler and let the users to change the passwords.
There you must definitely enforce some policies !

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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