Why Are Password Requirements So Strange?
Eight or more characters, special characters, upper case letter, lower case characters, and numbers. Passwords have a few demands that can seem strange and may result in passwords that make no sense when it comes to memorization. There are reasons for strict password requirements and ways to make stronger passwords without relying on a security-undermining sticky note under your keyboard with the password. Here are a few details about password security to help you understand why the system is the way it is, as well as ways to make your password management more efficient.