Microsoft finally removes its 60-day password expiration policy on Windows 10

Microsoft has decided to eliminate the 60-day password expiration policy from Windows 10, claiming that they have better ways to enhance the user’s security. This means that the organizations using the Windows OS will not be forced to change their password so frequently anymore.

In an official blog post detailing Windows 10, the company said that the expiration policy for the password was made into effect due to the probability that a password can be stolen during its validity. However, recent research reveals that there are better alternatives such as enforcing a banned-password list and multi-factor authentication.

A security guide published in March by the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggests removing frequent password changes. The NIST, however, recommends operating systems to adopt the banning process of commonly used passwords and patterns.

Microsoft finally removes its 60-day password expiration policy on Windows 10
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