3.5. Task 3.5: Setting Password Restrictions

In the lab, simple passwords with no restrictions are great. If you choose to leave a password blank by not setting one, less effort is required to log on the dozens of times you might need to in order to carry out the various experiments you set out to perform. However, in production, the complexity of passwords and restrictions you place on them provide more security for your network than any well-thought-out user account naming convention. Theoretically, passwords are never seen by anyone, unlike usernames. In fact, you rarely see your own passwords; all you see is just a series of asterisks or bullets, each one representing a character of your password.

Due to the hassle associated with remembering ...

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