Apparently It’s Now Safer To NOT Change Your Passwords All The Time.
We may be safer from hackers if we don’t keep changing passwords,said by Britain’s security services.
According to the Daily Mail, in a new government briefing to power stations, banks and the public sector, cyber experts at CESG the information security arm of intelligence agency GCHQ has say: “It’s one of those counter-intuitive security scenarios, the more often users are forced to change passwords, the greater the overall danger to attack.”
Okay, so what is all the crap about changing your passwords more times than you change your trousers in order to stay safe?
Apparently attackers can exploit this as new passwords are more likely to be forgotten, which leads to users being locked out, which allows hackers an chance to strike.
And, as a result, CESG now recommends organisations do not force regular password expiry.
The advice comes as ministers request greater protection against cyber crime, after a survey found two-thirds of large businesses suffered an attack or security breach in the past year.
It’s also great news for me as I only have the capacity to retain one password at the best of times – let alone when I’m trying to make an impulse eBay purchase at two in the morning.