“Why jK8v!ge4D isn’t a good password”

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“Why jK8v!ge4D isn’t a good password”

“Why jK8v!ge4D isn’t a good password” by Jacob Bergdahl

There’s a fundamental issue with password validation.

Take a look at these two passwords

1. jK8v!ge4D

2. pinkelephantswithbluehats

Which password do you think takes the longest for a computer to crack? And which password do you think is the easiest to remember?

The answer to both of these questions is password number 2. Yet people are encouraged to create passwords that look like number 1.

People have been taught to write passwords that are difficult for humans to remember, for no real reason.

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