cyber war

Long passwords won’t keep you safe warn security services

Complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers, Britain’s security services have warned as they advised businesses to simplify their approach.

CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, has said complicated passwords do not “frustrate attackers” but actually just make life “more complicated” for users of technology.

  • Canadian

    I have no personal info on my computer.

    • kkruger71

      I just frustrate them by having no money and a crappy credit rating.

      • Canadian

        They`ll leave you alone…

  • kkruger71

    I had always figured that. Really the only thing I think a password blocks is people you know, like ex-girlfriends, from accessing your accounts.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I use my initials followed by my navy official number, army regimental number and social insurance number followed by my initials, a total of 32 characters. These are numbers I will never forget and can be typed in less than 10 seconds. BTW I can type better than 60 wpm.