I have published the first article in this series in the Avira Techblog here :http://techblog.avira.com/2011/01/31/improve-your-security-1-complex-passwords-arent-always-better And, as a confirmation of what I wrote, I found this article on CIO Magazine: Apple and Google will kill password If I could only offer them a hand 🙂 Actually, I could do something in this direction by creating a tool inside Avira Premium Security Suite which manages all passwords for a user in a safely manner.
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 !