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Richard Deeming24-Oct-16 5:08
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raddevus wrote:
making passwords be limited to a certain length

Which almost invariably means they're not storing them properly. If they were hashing them, the stored value would always be the same length, so there'd be no need for any meaningful limit on the password length.

Even worse are the banks which ask for specific characters from your password. Again, they claim this is to increase your security by preventing key-loggers / shoulder-surfers from getting your whole password. The fact that it means they're storing your password in plain-text, or using reversible encryption, seems to pass them by. D'Oh! | :doh:



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