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Registration -- site claims bad password is "good"

Post by MB7 » Wed May 22, 2013 4:41 pm

While registering for a new account, I entered an 8-digit password, and it said “Good.” That implies that it’s good. And yet when I clicked Submit, it said it was too short. I’m thinking that if it’s too short, then it’s not “Good.” Just sayin.

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Re: Registration -- site claims bad password is "good"

Post by LadyGeek » Wed May 22, 2013 7:25 pm

Welcome! Actually, you were dealing with 2 slightly different things.

First, "Good" is the reading by our password strength meter. It's intended to help members select passwords that are difficult to crack. See: Forum Software Updated: Show Password Strength

Second, the minimum password length is 9 characters. Most people expect 8, so we go 1 more. The forum software will accept a maximum password length of 100 characters.
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Re: Registration -- site claims bad password is "good"

Post by Epsilon Delta » Wed May 22, 2013 10:59 pm

It may be worth mentioning that password have been attacked in the past. Weak passwords were used to hijack accounts and vandalize the forum. Responding to this took some effort from the moderators and admins. Choosing a reasonably password may help to prevent a recurrence and save the volunteers some work. attacked - some accounts hijacked

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