Annoying Password Rules Actually Make Us Less Secure | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

Cybersecurity researchers say systems that force users to change their passwords often actually could be creating security risks. But lots of companies and even government websites require this and other not-so-secure policies.

WSJ tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why security experts are concerned and the login strategies they suggest companies adopt.

Photo illustration: Laura Liedo

0:00 Could HR and corporate IT departments be using ineffective password practices?
0:55 Why using special characters for passwords could be a security risk
2:45 Do hackers use AI to steal people’s passwords?
3:43 Why IT departments use arbitrary password rules
5:55 Suggested security practices for passwords

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