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Posted on 2014.09.05 at 00:00
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So I type in a 13-character alpha-numeric with mixed case and special characters, to which the challenge response is, "DICTIONARY TERM TRY AGAIN!" Which is insane because its not - its a nonsensical compound word sure, but absolutely not found in any dictionary, even without the substitutions. So, what the hell?

So the next time I try:


To which the challenge response is, "TOO SIMPLE TRY AGAIN!" For fuck's sake!! I'm well versed in the rules we set for minimum password requirements, but I'll be damned if I know where SUSE & RHEL gets their ideas about both dictionary terms, and 16-character alpha-numerics being "too simple."

(Thankfully I'm root and can set it to any damn thing I like once I'm logged in, but still...)


quicksilvermad at 2014-09-05 07:25 (UTC) (Link)
*cracks up*

I had this problem the other day. "Dictionary term" for something that isn't even in the dictionary anymore, "too simple, try again," and "cannot use punctuation among these examples" (then listing a shitload of punctuation). I was tempted to type in: "!1!!drowssap_gnikcuf_siht_esu" and probably could have gotten it to accept that. To make things easier, I usually end up generating a random password with this site.
michelle1963 at 2014-09-05 12:21 (UTC) (Link)

Of course the opposite concern that I have are password protected sites that won't allow the use of special characters. How secure can they be?
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