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  1. Simon says:

    As an IT Technician, I approve of this password policy.


  2. Pablo Bleyer says:

    Error: Your very secure password looks too much like a very secure password.

  3. Ant says:

    I know how that feels, Chicken! It’s worse when we have to change it every 90 days or so. ARGH!

  4. hahaha Story of my life!

  5. Mark Volper says:

    That’s the story of my life!! I’m forgetting passwords all the time!

  6. karina says:

    I totally agree

  7. Susan says:

    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!’

  8. dskuam says:

    True! I had to write them ’cause I already lost 3 acounts by forgeting the f23aK1N6 password…

  9. Lisa says:

    Ah, #firstworldproblems 🙂

  10. Raj says:

    it’s worse when the screen reads –
    “..that’s what SHE said.”

  11. Tom K says:

    AND you can’t write it down!! Good Luck, Mr. Phelps….

  12. Josh Miller says:

    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.

  13. Doug says:

    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.

  14. Wildbird says:

    Goverment buracracy at its usial

    • Jackson says:

      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?

  15. Motmaitre says:

    Like they say, funny because it’s true. Here’s a blog post on the same thing:

  16. Jackson says:


    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?”


  17. luis says:

    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.

  18. Mary says:

    So true! LOL!

  19. Dani says:

    I worked in a place that didn’t allow me to repeat the last 15 (YES, FIFTEEN) passwords. Insane.

  20. Curt says:

    “You remembered your password correctly, which proves that it has not been safe. Your password is now rendered invalid. Please enter your password.”

  21. Fergus says:

    For the full effect, passwords should be required to be at least 8 characters but no more than 10.

  22. Aud says:

    “…it must also be complex enough for you to not want to make the effort to write it down.”

    @Pablo: HA!

  23. themourningsage@aglesia says:

    its easyer to gess that than 4 words in a row

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