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Whalen207
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Site Password Protection

Postby Whalen207 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:13 pm

Please remove the password restrictions on site, which state that each forum password must have mixed-case letters and numbers. Length requirement is fine, but you shouldn't save the idiots if it means harming the smart, or if it means nobody remembers their fuckin' password.

http://xkcd.com/936/

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Re: Site Password Protection

Postby KYLE » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:14 pm

What do you find difficult about the requirements? Something as simple as Pasword0 satisfies the requirements. They are there to make it harder for spammers to brute force passwords.
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Re: Site Password Protection

Postby Whalen207 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:40 am

What do you find useful about the requirements? If I want to use a password that I can actually remember (ie: chickenscautiouslycrossingcauseways) instead of one I can't (h4sht4G), I should be able to: it's quite silly that any website requires users to adhere to artificial, pointless guidelines, especially if it ends up with me having to reset my password every time I come on.

It doesn't even make the passwords more secure: phpBB has brute-force password protection, and even if it didn't a 40+ char password (ie:chickenscautiouslycrossingcauseways) is exponentially harder for a computer to guess than a 7 char password (h4sht4G), regardless of the character makeup. Besides, me having to likely write down my confusing mixed-character password would make it less secure anyhow.

I can't find a single advantage in having any password requirements above a minimum character limit, but the disadvantages are obvious. So why keep it?

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Re: Site Password Protection

Postby SpanishSurfer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:44 am

Damn man, just copy the password down on notepad like everyone else does.

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Re: Site Password Protection

Postby Whalen207 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:12 am

SpanishSurfer wrote:Damn man, just copy the password down on notepad like everyone else does.


Can't you just... let people set their own passwords? I have a few that I swap between, so I don't have to write them down anywhere.


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