Password policy must force users to change their passwords regularly so they don’t get compromised |
Passwords that are not changed for a long time are more prone to cracking, because they allow attackers to employ password guessing attacks for longer time spans. This Action1 query verifies that correct password policy is configured on all of your endpoints to comply with this section of PCI.
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8.2.1: Strong Cryptography for Passwords
Verify that all authentication credentials are rendered unreadable during storage and transmission
8.2.3.a: Password Complexity Requirements
Minimum length of 7 characters and contains both numeric and alphabetic characters
8.2.5.a: Disallow Reusing of Old Passwords
Do not allow anyone to change their password to any of the last four passwords they have used
Find more information on 8.2.4.a: Change Passwords Every 90 Days at Microsoft TechNet.