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they are. But you can always find out how many passwords they look back and compare and change it back. Write a powershell script that does it. say that they only checked the last five. So change it six times and then back to the original. Set it to run at the first of the month. good to go.
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If the policy is too strict, then people just write it on a piece of paper and stick it on their monitors. And they usually just substitute one character when they are forced to change it every 8 weeks.
Password management is more complicated than that - and it inevitably suffers from being distilled down to what the end user can understand.
Password length is usually set to a period and length that exceeds the time a given computer can brute force the password. In other words - if a reasonable adversary can crack the password on a fast PC in 30 days, then either the password needs to be longer, or you need to change it sooner. Of course - explaining this to people can be complicated - and enforcing complex rules for passwords like, if it's 8 characters it needs to be changed every 10 days, and if it's 9 characters then every 30 are also not possible on most systems.
So people try to generalize.
If you explain to them for example that you have 15 character passwords, and cracking them brute force is just not practical - you have processes to change them when key people who know the password leave, (or if the crypto were to be broken), then perhaps you could have your approach risk accepted. In practice this will probably save you a lot of effort - and you will end up with better passwords as well.
So Yesterday , we had a small function from Workplace which was celebrating a successful product launch and completion for 5/10 years of few employees etc. The main idea was a informal meeting of colleagues and good food. The invitation said "Business Casual".
Well When I arrived at the venue, I was one of the 3 guys who were in Business casual. Kakhi pants/ Long sleeve shirt or similar lines. Rest of the people were in suit and 100% formal.
So my question is Business casual too much fuss? Or formal suit is also considered business casual?
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last job I worked a while ago we had casual Fridays, jeans and a polo shirt were acceptable. After a while they gave us a company polos - so I wore them every day with khaki's Mon-Thu (and later others followed) and my own polo with jeans on Friday.
Occasionally the boss might mention for a first client meeting to wear "a shirt" - which was code for business pants and a long sleeve business shirt and a tie.
No jacket though - rare in Singapore except for directors, lawyers, all Japanese office workers and visitors who don't know any better - which is sensible in the heat here.
"Business casual" here is definitely no more then the company polo with khakis.
After Japan the place I see business jackets most worn is Aus (even more than UK/USA), and really no idea why they will even walk around in 40+ degree Melbourne dry heat wearing the damn things; yes I know they're a backwards lot but that's just insane.
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