Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords

Cybersecurity experts used to recommend adding random characters to passwords to make them stronger. However, such a tactic also makes passwords harder to remember—so security advisers are now backing off that advice. Bill Burr, a former manager of the National Institute for Standards and Technology, led this change in 2017 guidance in which he started touting easy-to-remember phrases as a better password strategy.

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