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UMass Amherst practiced some good IT hygiene last week and required students to change their network passwords. Students were sent to a password-change page with helpful password tips, including words not to use:

No popular terms such as umass, redsox, password, etc.

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.." masshole ..."

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Say

  • At least 10 characters
  • At least one upper case letter
  • At least one lower case letter
  • At least one numerical digit
  • At least one special character: [email protected]#$%^
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How many sites have to tell you not to use "redsox" as part of your password?

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to the above rules, they must also be changed every 60 days. Also, we can't repeat the same password for at least ten times.

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That's a good way to make sure people have to write down their passwords on a scrap of paper in their wallet. Which is very risk.

Because I can't see any other way to keep track of dozens of passwords, all with different requirements, which have to change frequently.

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Is lateseasoncollapse on the list of bad passwords? Or yankeessuck?

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'yankthese'?

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