Tom Shillue can’t stand computer passwords. They’re way too complicated, he can’t remember them and has to update them all the time!
On Friday’s show, Tom talked to Bill Burr, The former manager of the cryptography group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and who some say is the father of modern-day password. Burr is credited with coming up with many of the standard we now use today, like incessant use special characters and the constant need to change your password.
However, like Tom, he thinks the rules he came up with up over a decade ago are not only effective … but unnecessary.
Burr explained to Tom why the old system is bad and what changes should be made — including ways to make your devices and accounts more secure.
Some of Burr’s new guidelines are now posted on NIST’s website. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM
LISTEN ABOVE TO HERE TOM SHILLUE AND BILL BURR DISCUSS WHY OUR PASSWORD SYSTEM IS BROKEN AND HOW IT CAN BE FIXED.