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    Standard Password Best Practices

    Hi everyone,

    Does anybody have a document or know somewhere that I can find a Standard Password Practices / Policy?
    We recently had an audit and they said that there is a flaw in our IT security as staff do not change their passwords often enough. At the moment we force a change every 90 days, minimum of 4 characters and the last password is remembered. What does everyone else use?

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    Where I work as far as I am aware

    * At least 8 characters long
    * Must contain at least an uppercase character
    * Must contain at least 2 numerical digits ie 29
    * Changes more frequently ( Think its 60 days as apposed to 90 )
    * Remembers the last 28 passwords ( which imo is too much ) - changing this to say 10 or even 5 would be good
    * Also we don't do this as far as policy etc but I normally include at least a symbol whether its a space, ampersand, etc

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    here its;

    * 6 character min,
    * changes every 42 days,
    * last 10 passwords remembered.

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    The SANS whitepapers are allways a good place to start.

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    Thanks guys, appreciate your input!

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