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Password Myth-Busting in 2020

Most likely, World Password Day passed you by with minimal, if any, fanfare. No candles were wished upon and blown out. No carols were sung. No sparklers were proudly waved. Established in 2013 and quietly celebrated the first Thursday of May ever since, if you observed World Password Day at all this month, you may have spent it much like I did: contemplating password security and reading current research on passwords and password management. In 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated their guidelines for creating and managing passwords, or rather, “memorized secrets,” as NIST refers to them. As discussed in a previous blog, NIST’s guidelines jibed with my own

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