Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Man Who Wrote Password Rules Is Sorry

Remember this guy? 14 years after writing the "rules" on passwords, he finally has admitted he blew it.

Back in 2003, as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Bill Burr was the author of “NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A.” The 8-page primer advised people to protect their accounts by inventing awkward new words rife with obscure characters, capital letters and numbers—and to change them regularly.