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FBI recommends using passphrases instead of complex passwords

February 24, 2020

Recent guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights that the password length is much more important than password complexity.

The recommendations are part of the Protected Voices initiative launched by the FBI to help 2020 political campaigns and American voters protect against online foreign interference. The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have provided guidance and information as part of the Protected Voices campaign.

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