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Posted on 2012.11.26 at 00:00
Current Location: 67114

Those crazy russians are at it again! As an IT professional, I use, at a minimum, a 40-bit alphanumeric password with ASCII special characters. Livejournal told me on the 30th of October it was "too easy" to guess! Furthermore, while their rules explicitly state:

6 to 30 characters long.
At least 4 different characters.
At least 1 number or symbol.
At least 1 character that is not a number.
ASCII characters (characters found on a standard US keyboard).
Not based on your username, email address, displayed name, or a commonly-used password.

None of my 40-bit passwords work because of the caveat:

Your password cannot contain symbols such as @,_, (),etc.

I honestly don't know what I'm supposed to do here, since their password rules conflict. Its times like these I wish LJ had a phone number. 1-800-WTF-OVER? I'd totally call it!


michelle1963 at 2012-11-26 06:17 (UTC) (Link)
So you are supposed to use a number OR a symbol, just as long as you don't use a symbol? Riiiight! That makes perfect sense...... Sure. Uh-huh.
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