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GeneralRe: how not to check a login Pin
Lutosław9-Jul-09 4:04
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Lutosław17-Jul-09 10:06
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MarkB77716-Jul-09 20:20
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supercat98-Jul-09 13:19
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Russell Jones13-Jul-09 5:03
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supercat914-Jul-09 5:45
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Russell Jones wrote:
It would also be nice if sites told you what the rules for passwords were so that you knew which passwords you were likely to have used on a given site. Often I've had to try to create a new account to find out what the rules are for a site so I can login again. Life was so much easier before websites started getting themselves removed from BugMeNot!


No kidding. If a site requires passwords to be precisely eight characters, how is it any less secure to remind people of that at the login screen than after they create a new account? (Of course, requiring that passwords be exactly eight characters seems a dumb design anyway--even if the system only had space to store eight bytes, and policy factors dictated an eight-character minimum, the system should easily be able to hash a password of arbitrary length into an eight-byte digest or--failing that--just take the first eight bytes of the password and ignore the rest).
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Jammer13-Jul-09 6:34
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PaPaSEK13-Jul-09 19:12
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Tristan Rhodes16-Jul-09 1:58
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Vozzie25-Aug-09 3:35
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