This would be more worthwhile if we could get a day off. Brian Barrett on how experts view passwords and security.
By now you know the basics of password security. Don’t write them down, get a password manager, use two-factor authentication whenever possible, and don’t use anything that’s easily guessable. (Looking at you, “111111” crowd).
All of that advice still stands, and you should keep it up. Nice work! But now it’s time for an advanced beginner course. WIRED asked a field of password security experts for their favorite unexpected advice, the best practices that might save you the most headache in the long run.
My two favorites:
- Length, Not Complexity
- Weird Is Better