Password Reset is a Joke

October 19, 2007 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Why do companies require you to change you password every 90 days? You’re the only one who knows the password. If someone else knew your old password, wouldn’t they have already gotten into you email, data, and files and screwed things up, alerting you to the fact that someone else now has your password.

If someone can get your current password, whats going to stop them from figuring out what you just reset it to? Especially when people are just changing 1 letter to get around truly having to change their password. One guy at work here just keeps adding the number 6 to his password, so he is currently typing password666666666. Awesome security.

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