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Cisco Password Recommendations/Standards

Hello,

Does Cisco offer recommendations and/or standards for creating secure password (more specifically firewall password) ?

Is there any Cisco document that I can refer to ?

I looked around and could not find one. I would be great if it is specific to firewall security.

Thank you

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Re: Cisco Password Recommendations/Standards

Cisco along with other vendors and the US Gov. themselves recommend strong passwords. These are passwords that incorporate Upper and lower case letters as well as numerals. It can be recommended to substitute numbers for letters ex. pA550Rd which is password but with substitutions....

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Re: Cisco Password Recommendations/Standards

have a look at the microsoft page:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/privacy/password.mspx

basically,

1. at least 8-digit long;

2. combines letters, numbers, and symbols

Re: Cisco Password Recommendations/Standards

Take a look at SANS Reading Room under authentication:

http://www.sans.org/rr/whitepapers/authentication/

See also Cisco SAFE Blueprints:

http://www.cisco.com/go/safe

sincerely

Patrick

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