HONOLULU (KHON2) — New guidance is out on passwords from the FBI, and their advice?
Stop using passwords!
That’s not to say you should just leave the field blank.
But instead – you should use what they’re calling “passphrases” – at least 15 characters in length.
They say the problem with passwords is that if they’re not complicated – like ‘password123’ – they can be easily guessed or bypassed with a brute force attack.
So the FBI, along with the national institutes of standards and technology, are suggesting passphrases.
Think of something that you can visualize, like a favorite song, TV character, or movie, and create a pass-phrase from that. Like, show me the money, or Homer Simpson likes beer.