Microsoft helps you choose "good passwords"


Microsoft recently released a link to help you choose "good passwords"
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/privacy/password_checker.mspx

In my opinion they did some things good and some things bad.

BAD teaching people to type their password into a website is not a good idea.
It violates most corporation's security policies.

GOOD it's a java applet that appears to run locally so your password is never sent over the internet. This could change at anytime so I would not recommend you type your password into it. SANS - Internet Storm Center - Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 24th April 2006 1:02AM