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Imagine your project team lead wants to ensure that when new users create an account on the Website, their password is a minimum of eight characters. Discuss the virtues of this decision and outline the steps to accomplish this task.

Jan 26th, 2015

A weak password provides attackers with very easy access to your computer system. Strong passwords are considerably harder to crack (or break) – and that’s even with the powerful password cracking software that is available today. Password-cracking software continue to improve, and the computers that are used to crack passwords are growing more powerful than ever. Password-cracking software generally uses one of three different approaches: intelligent guessing, and brute-force automated attacks that try every possible combination of characters. Given enough time, the automated method can crack any password. However, strong passwords ( consisting of a minimum of eight characters) are much much harder to crack than weak passwords. A secure computer system has strong passwords for all user accounts.

To ensure that the users use strong passwords, they could amend the policies that relate to password encryption to include this so that all the users are automatically asked to put strong passwords as they create tehir accounts

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