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Frequent Password Changes Useless Says Study

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Frequent Password Changes Useless Says Study – So many websites are causing their users to change their passwords consistently. Sometimes, the network will even deliver you an automated password and then have you login in order to change it to something new. While this might increase security slightly, it has become apparent that the frequent password changes are proving to be useless. Not to mention that users hate changing their password really often like this. I mean, how many passwords do these websites expect us to memorize? Many times we end up saving our passwords in a notepad document or Microsoft word document and opening it every time we login just to remember the password. This is posing a security risk on its own. It is a headache for both the users as well as the network administrators. Companies have been initiating random password resets in order to try an improve on the growing number of malicious hackers that are stealing accounts away from their users everyday.

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New research is showing exactly what just about every user who knows what a struggle it is to constantly change their password has been thinking. That’s right, password changes are proving to be useless. Results are showing that not only is it a waste of time for the administration team to implement password changes to every user in their database, but also that it is useless for the user to spend the time making the chance. Microsoft was behind the study that has shown these results and the study has provided significant information that it really doesn’t make since to make the password change because if someone has stolen your password, they will use it immediately, they are not going to sit and wait for a random password change to go through and then lose it.

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