Want Safer Passwords? Don’t Change Them So Often

I know you mean well. I know you think you’re helping. But when you demand that your co-workers’ passwords change as frequently as the seasons, you’re not just driving them bonkers, you’re actively making your systems less secure.

Before you write this off as the whining of someone who’s had enough of mixing up his alphanumerics, please know that I’m not asking you to take my word for it. In fact, don’t listen to me at all. Listen to science.