Re: Secure password explanation?

Subject: Re: Secure password explanation?
From: Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:21:45 -0400

Not allowing doubled characters prevents the creation of passwords like "passwordddddddd," but at the cost of using common words like, oh, "common."

This is an anti-humanistic security rule, as it makes it more difficult for human beings to create and remember passwords. I've been making a point of writing and complaining to websites that have restrictive password rules. It's made a small difference: at least one site has loosened its rules.

-- Steve

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