Far too often we see clients trying to use passwords that are simple because it makes life easier for them and their employees. Some customers feel that if they have On- Pemise servers that password complexity is not important. The facts are that any machine which has internet access of any kind could potentially be compromised and have data stolen.
Best Practice states that making passwords as complex as possible make it more difficult for hackers to break in. A password with at least 8 characters with a combination of upper case and lower case letters, numbers and at least one other character such as ! or * will help keep systems safer. Also ensure to change passwords at least once per quarter.
We all need to be aware that the internet can be a dangerous place that hackers are always looking for ways to exploit systems.
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