Comments on: How to Create the Perfect Password http://infographicjournal.com/how-to-create-the-perfect-password/ Just Infographics Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:41:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Jim Stevens http://infographicjournal.com/how-to-create-the-perfect-password/#comment-8345 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:04:40 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=24436#comment-8345 Unfortunately, that is NOT how to create a strong password. Length matters more than complexity. In practice, the longer the password, the more secure it is from brute force attacks. Go learn about “password entropy” for understanding this.

Typing in a sentence as a password is FAR more secure than an 8 character, impossible to remember password made up of random garbage. Look up the “correct horse battery staple” XKCD comic to see the difference. Even a four word, all lowercase password is much more secure than a random 8 character password.

FYI, both Microsoft and Google are WRONG when it comes to their password strength guides. Those guides have been proven to be wrong (with math) by really smart people who know more about password entropy than I do.

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