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As an IT Technician, I approve of this password policy.
Error: Your very secure password looks too much like a very secure password.
I know how that feels, Chicken! It’s worse when we have to change it every 90 days or so. ARGH!
90 days? I have to change mine every 60.
hahaha Story of my life!
That’s the story of my life!! I’m forgetting passwords all the time!
I totally agree
I work with a vendor who will not let me repeat a password within the last 9 passwords…9?? Really? Not customer centered I’ll tell you- and I have to add a ‘special character’- so now all my passwords are ‘Yelling!’
True! I had to write them ’cause I already lost 3 acounts by forgeting the f23aK1N6 password…
Ah, #firstworldproblems 🙂
it’s worse when the screen reads –
“..that’s what SHE said.”
AND you can’t write it down!! Good Luck, Mr. Phelps….
Therr is a point when password security becomes so rediculpus it becomes insecure because the more complex you force someone to make their password the more likely it is to be written on a Post-It note attached to the monitor.
I’ve seen studies which suggest that the ideal approach to password security is to require a long and complex password but not require it be changed more frequently than once a year. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to convince our director of IT security of this.
Goverment buracracy at its usial
It’s not usually Government Bureaucracy, but Corporate Law which is to blame (in the workplace). Everywhere else, it’s willful stupidity.
BTW; if we could remember obtuse passwords, would we need computers so much?
Like they say, funny because it’s true. Here’s a blog post on the same thing:
I can come up with some pretty good passwords; but when a site demands exceptions I’ll never remember, I have a strong tendency to never come back. When I am forced to do business with one of these cretins, I inevitably have to click “Forgot your Password?”
Here is a password that meets your criteria but is quite easy to remember: HP&tDHp2
Do you know how I came up with it…?
It’s the first letter of each word of the title of popular movie about a boy wizard.
Pretty easy to remember once you know the mnemonic.
Instead of movie titles, use lines from poems or book titles.
So true! LOL!
I worked in a place that didn’t allow me to repeat the last 15 (YES, FIFTEEN) passwords. Insane.
“You remembered your password correctly, which proves that it has not been safe. Your password is now rendered invalid. Please enter your password.”
For the full effect, passwords should be required to be at least 8 characters but no more than 10.
“…it must also be complex enough for you to not want to make the effort to write it down.”
its easyer to gess that than 4 words in a row