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Why password rules and restrictions don’t work

CONNECT’s Hazel Murray and Prof. David Malone at Maynooth University write about why password rules and restrictions don’t work in this article for RTÉ Brainstorm.

Hazel Murray, a CONNECT PhD researcher at Maynooth University, recently successfully defended her PhD thesis “Improving Authentication for Users via Better Understanding of Password Use and Abuse”.

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