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Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy!
2018-10-12T15:43:45Z - John Biggs / TechCrunch
Researchers at Indiana University have confirmed that stringent password policies – aside from being really annoying – actually work. Based on email addresses belonging to a university’s domain, passwords were compiled and compared against a university’s official password policy. The findings were clear: Stringent password rules significantly lower a university’s risk of personal data breaches. In short, requiring longer passwords and creating a truly stringent password policy reduced fraud and password reuse by almost 99%. Ultimately, having a stringent password policy is far better than have none at all.

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