Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:58:09 +0100 From: Martin Rublik <martin.rublik@...il.com> To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com Subject: proposed NIST guidelines on passwords Hi, NIST published new draft on Digital Authentication Guidline https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/sp800-63b.html#memorized-secret-verifiers Summary related to passwords is following: - at least 8 chars minimum length - at least 64 chars should be allowed by application - printing ASCII, space and UNICODE allowed (the application should perform normalization, little worried about this one) - password hints should not be implemented, - passwords should be checked by the application against: passwords obtained from breaches, dictionary words, context specific such as username. These passwords should not be allowed / user should be warned - no composition rules such as different character sets - no periodic change (unless a breach was detected) - mandatory encryption/hashing (PBKDF2 mentioned) Martin Content of type "text/html" skipped
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