A good password

PasswordsPasswords are (one of) the biggest pain(s) in today’s IT security. They are a factor of life, and the modern lifestyle requires us to have a great many of them. So we need to make sure we’re aware of what is a strong and a secure password.

NIST Guidelines for Password Security: Using a Password Manager

NIST Guidelines for Password Security: If You Are Using a Password Manager, You Should Be in Good Shape

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a federal agency that is part of the US Department of Commerce which means that although it doesn't have any regulatory functions, it employs plenty of people that are supposed to know what they're talking about. For years, NIST has discussed, among other things, the problem of secure online authentication and passwords.