| Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks.
Password complexity is one factor of several that determine how long it takes to crack a password. The more complex the password is, the greater the number of possible combinations that must be tested before the password is compromised.
Satisfies: SRG-APP-000164-CTR-000400, SRG-APP-000166-CTR-000410, SRG-APP-000167-CTR-000415, SRG-APP-000168-CTR-000420, SRG-APP-000169-CTR-000425, SRG-APP-000389-CTR-000925, SRG-APP-000391-CTR-000935, SRG-APP-000400-CTR-000960 |