Web Research Project 10

One in five hacked login accounts match Microsoft Accounts. The main reason for this is the reuse of passwords of a variety of sites due to easy memorization amongst the internet clients using different websites. In order to combat this, Microsoft is doing away with the normal 16-character limit normally available for passwords, and allowing much longer, more complex passwords. In my opinion, they should do it the way most military passwords work, with at least 2 upper case letters, 2 lower case letters, 2 numbers, and 2 special characters, to be changed once every 30 days. However, while security increases, comfort does not, because you will soon spend most of your time on the phone with customer service trying to reset your new password to something you’ll soon forget once again.

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