gchq

GCHQ, the Governments spying and snooping agency has released  some new guidelines for choosing passwords.

To cut a long story short, their research suggests using simpler passwords, made up from 3 random words. Your passwords may be difficult for a human to guess, but computers could figure it out easier. They also suggest corporations that enforce a password change policy, for example every 60 days, is encouraging people to choose easy to remember passwords which obviously increases risk, need to re evaluate how they chose their policy’s.

Download the governments new guidelines here.

For a more in depth overview take a look at these articles here and here.