Replace Windows passwords with passphrases

Thursday, 21 October 2004, 3:54 PM EST

A Microsoft security manager is advocating the use of multi-word "passphrases" rather than passwords to secure Windows networks, arguing that passwords of less than 10 characters are inadequate against the latest hacking techniques.

In a blog post titled "Why you shouldn't be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks", Robert Hensing argues that the inclusion of password-cracking tools in recent worms and trojans illustrates the need for sturdier authentication schemes.

At Netcraft.

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