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your environment. However, there is a way to increase password security and do it in a quick and reasonable time frame that most people don't think about. That is to turn passwords into passphrases. Implement a password change policy that has only one restriction – length of password. Make the minimum password length of 15 characters or greater, but add no other restrictions. Let the user do all lowercase letters if they want. Give examples in your policy of 'passphrases'. Something like 'thisismyreallylongpassword' or 'igetupat6amandgettoworkat9' or 'wowmymachineisreallyslow'. Implementing this is simple and quick and will increase your password security 100 fold.More information:
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