By Daniel Lindley, CoNetrix Security and Compliance Consultant
Originally published in The Kansas Banker, December 2016
Raise your hand if you are tired of constantly changing your password and sticking to whatever arbitrary rules seem to be in place at the time. Okay, now put your hand down because you are most likely drawing unnecessary attention to yourself, especially if you are in a coffee shop or on your couch at home surrounded by family. Everyone seems to grumble about password length and expirations, but the truth is: strong passwords are a necessary complication and their use isn’t going away anytime soon. If anything, password complexity guidelines are shifting to be even more stringent, although there may be some light at the end of the extremely long tunnel.