Cyber Aware three random words

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Dear Home Office,

The Cyber Aware campaign ( ) recommends using "strong passwords made up of three random words".

I would like to know how that advice was arrived upon, and as such I'd like to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information:

1. Copies of research conducted by the Home Office that has lead to this advice being given
2. Copies of (or links to) research conducted by other bodies that has lead to this advice being given
3. Communication between the Home Office and the National Cyber Security Centre or anybody else relating to this advice

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

FOI Requests, Home Office

Mr Smith,

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Thank you,

J Douglas
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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Real words are easier to crack. Everyone knows Passwords with random characters, special characters and digits with mixed case are the best case.

The home office wants to read your email and don't want you to have a strong password

OSCTFOI, Home Office

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