Will strict complex password increase your application or site security?

Ishan Liyanage
2 min readFeb 16, 2022
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If you think that strict/complex password requirement would increase security for you application or site, then you would be wrong.

Strict/ complex password policies would actually lower the security. Here is the short list of some bad ideas and some recommendations from the NIST.

  • Do not restrict password length to…
Ishan Liyanage

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