Why you shouldn't be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks

I don’t know if this needs to apply for home users, but in any case, its something I’ve never read before. If you’re on a NT-based network, with NT-based clients, this article is should be something you should definitely read. It was writen by Robert Hensing, senior member of the Microsoft PSS Security Team.

Why you shouldn’t be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks…

So…are my random 8+ character passwords still okay? I use random letters and numbers for websites and forums I frequent. Somebody give some peace of mind by leaving a comment while I change my two Windows XP machines here at home to pass-phrases. 🙂

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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