Consumerist: Man Who Suggested Complicated, Always Changing Passwords Now Has Regrets

Consumerist: Man Who Suggested Complicated, Always Changing Passwords Now Has Regrets. “The Wall Street Journal reports that the man who wrote an eight-page primer on how to keep online accounts safe back in 2003 now believes that some of his advice on how to set passwords — which has been adopted by government agencies, corporations, and others — wasn’t entirely correct. In fact, Bill Burr, who was working as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology when he penned the advice, says he now regrets much of what he wrote.” Now he tells us.