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If you are looking to be careful and your passwords include all the types of characters, what is the ideal password length?
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This is an entirely subjective question and there is no single answer for it. The simplest answer is simply to say that the longest and most complex password that you can remember is the best.
Microsoft Complex Password Group Policy requires the following be met:
Personally, I think that six chars to way too short. So much so that I'd recommend doubling that recommendation and increasing the minimum length to 12.