FBI Recommends Passphrases Over Password Complexity

examples of passwords vs. passphrasesHarder to crack, easier to remember.

By Rick Richardson

For more than a decade, security experts have had discussions about what's the best way of choosing passwords for online accounts.

MORE TECH THIS WEEK: How to Sanitize Electronics Against COVID-19 with UV Light | Apple’s New Credit Card Carries Fraud-Fighting Feature | Smart Devices Need 3 Features to Be Secure | Replace All Your Wi-Fi Hardware with a Tiny 5G Router | Make Your Gadgets Much Harder to Find and Steal
GoProCPA.comExclusively for PRO Members. Log in here or upgrade to PRO today.

There's one camp that argues for password complexity by adding numbers, uppercase letters and special characters, and then there's the other camp, arguing for password length by making passwords longer.

Already a PRO Member? Click Here to Login & Continue Reading →

Go PRO Today: Choose one of these great offers

EASY!

Monthly Plan, $24.97
Save $5/month (17%)!

CLICK HERE
FOR
THE EASY MONTHLY PLAN

7-day, no-risk free trial
then billed to your credit card monthly.
(Cancel any time)
Regular monthly rate: $29.97

BEST VALUE!

Yearly Plan, $249.95
Save $110/year (30%)!

CLICK HERE
FOR
THE BEST SAVINGS

7-day, no-risk free trial
then billed to your credit card annually.
Regular annual rate: $359.95

See our Special Covid Crisis Special Offer!

24-HOUR DAY-PASS

One-Time, $12.99
Some limitations may apply.

CLICK HERE
FOR
ONE-TIME ACCESS

Get instant access, expires in 24 hours.
One-time, non-recurring, charge of $12.99

Rick Richardson

Rick Richardson

About the Author

Rick Richardson, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the CEO and founder of Richardson Media & Technologies and editor and publisher of Technology This Week, regularly featured at CPA Trendlines under special arrangement.

See more by Rick Richardson

Technology This Week provides an easy to read digest of the technology that tax and accounting practitioners need to know to better serve their clients. Professionals rely on Richardson to tell them in a timely and informative manner what’s new in technology and how it will impact their business and personal lives. Subscribers also have access to the entire library of prior issues with an easy-to-use search.

With all of the news sources available today, it's next to impossible to keep up with what's new in the world of technology. Technology This Week is a 20-minute read designed for an average reader rather than the technologist. Richardson had a 28-year career in technology with Ernst & Young, the last twelve years of which he served as National Director of Technology. He has been named to the "Technology 100" –  the annual honors list of the 100 key achievers in technology in America. He has also been honored by the American Institute of CPAs with two lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to the profession in the field of technology. In 2012, Rick was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine. He has also been named to the 100 most influential individuals in the accounting profession in America by Accounting Today magazine. He is a sought-after speaker around the world, providing his annual forecast of future technology trends to thousands of business executives, professionals, community leaders, educators, and students.

Click here for more by Rick Richardson