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THAT was interesting...

Finished my message, went to post it, and the software insisted that my password was "easy to guess" and I should change it. Ok - a few tests later and I find that it says the same about any random set of letters. So what they want is for it to contain a number or symbol. Which is fine, but they really ought to say as much. More accurate. Less rude.

Sigh.....

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kengr
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
LiveJournal decided that if there are any repeated letters in your password it's "too easy to gues". <sigh>
ash_blackwell
Oct. 21st, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
Yes and no... Mine is only letters and has a repeating set of letters right next to each other, but it's 14 characters long. Live Journal's sotware has never complained about it.
kayshapero
Oct. 23rd, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
I gather this is new - when you create a password it won't let you use letters alone. I wonder if they've been having some sort of problems. And if requiring everybody to stick a number or symbol in there somewhere is really going to help any. Passwords are far more likely to be picked up by spyware than guessed.
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