Do not allow anyone to change their password to any of the last four passwords they have used |
The purpose of maintaining a password history is to ensure effectiveness of regular password changes and reduce the likelihood of any successful password guessing attacks. This Action1 query verifies the password policy settings on every endpoint to ensure that this PCI requirement is met.
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Related Alerts and Reports:
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
8.2.4.a: Change Passwords Every 90 Days
Password policy must force users to change their passwords regularly so they don’t get compromised
Find more information on 8.2.5.a: Disallow Reusing of Old Passwords at Microsoft TechNet.