We have recently completed some HIPAA compliant websites for some of our favorite clients. Examples include Idaho Falls based Mountain View Hospital and HPTH.org. One of the most important things when creating HIPAA compliant code is to make sure that users have super secure passwords. We ran into this article for some interesting information on why it is so important to have secure passwords.

Apparently if you create a 9 character password with lower case, uppercase, numbers and symbols it will take a hacker 44,530 years to hack your password. For those who choose a simple 6 alpha character lowercase password the hacker can gain access in 10 min.

The article is here PASSWORD SECURITY