Password policies that force users to change their passwords periodically were once thought to be a good way to protect accounts from unauthorized access. However, research has shown that this practice is not as effective as once believed, and may even be counterproductive.
There are several reasons why forcing users to change their passwords frequently can be harmful. First, it can encourage users to choose weaker passwords. When users are forced to change their passwords regularly, they may be more likely to choose passwords that are easy to remember, even if they are also easy for attackers to guess. Second, forcing users to change their passwords frequently can lead to password fatigue. When users are constantly being forced to change their passwords, they may become frustrated and start to take shortcuts, such as writing down their passwords or reusing passwords across multiple accounts. This can make it easier for attackers to gain access to accounts.
The answer? PassKey. Reporter Erin Real explains. Click below: