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Why Longer Passphrases are More Secure than Passwords [VIDEO]

A password is the linchpin for access to most modern technology. A common best practice is to require users of sites and services to have passwords of at least seven characters. Many companies also ask users to include special characters. Yet these practices are not the best way to construct a secure password.

In a video with eSecurityPlanet, Trustwave Senior Security Consultant Garret Picchioni demonstrates how easy it is to use a brute force attack method to crack a seven character password with special characters.