Secure Password Policy?



Dear all,

I noticed that "best practice" for Minimum password length policy is
either 6 or 8 characters. I guess SANS institute considered a weak
password if it is less than 8 characters.

I would like to know where they derived the number (6 and 8 characters).
Is there any documentation to backup it up why the best practice for
minimum password length is set to 6?

Wilmar Sulaiman
Risk Advisory Services
KPMG Siddharta Siddharta & Widjaja
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