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Set a secure password for local users

In this section we are going to explain how to set a secure strong password for a user in a local domain. When creating a password, certain standards must be met for the form to be valid.

Know your enemy: The Brute Force Attack

The Brute Force attack is a method used by cryptanalysis to find a password or a key. It consists on testing, one by one, all possible combinations. For this to take longer to complete, you must use:

  • Numbers
  • Upper and lowercase letters
  • Symbols
  • Avoid using the username in the password. In fact, linking a user’s password to its social context eases password guessing.
  • Avoid using a character more than once.

cyberelements is designed to make sure that your passwords are as secure as possible. Therefore, if one of the requirements listed above is not met you won’t be able to proceed and create the password.

In summary, a secure password must be 12 characters long. It shouldn’t include the username or any repeated characters, it should have at least:

  • 2 numbers
  • 2 lower case 
  • 2 upper case
  • 2 special characters

These requirements will help you increase your passwords security. 

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