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Why Complex Passwords Are Bad Design And 5 Ways To Do Better

UX Planet — Medium | Bastian Heinlein Passwords — a pain to us all.

Apparently many designers and developers believe secure passwords have to look complicated. The most secure ones for them seem to be like ”#sK8/a_C%eD8)“. This looks like hell and is a mess to create.

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Would you like to create such a password? I wouldn’t. Instead, I would probably risk it to write down this password on a note or use the same password several times. Maybe I would use a password manager. None of these is a great idea. Therefore, such complex requirements for passwords are a real problem for privacy and IT security.

But we need these passwords! At least this is, what some guides tell us. NO! We don’t need overly complicated passwords. I don’t have any idea who invented this legend, but this person probably hated us. So many websites, apps and whatever demand us to...

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