?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Data Center

FFS!

Posted on 2014.09.05 at 00:00
Current Location: 67114
Tags:




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:

%capital_letter/%special_character/%capital_letter/%capital_letter/%letter/%number/%letter/%letter/%letter/%letter/%number/%number/%letter/%number/%special_character/%special_character

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...)

Comments:


Quicksilvermad
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
michelle1963 at 2014-09-05 12:21 (UTC) (Link)
Crazy!

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?
Previous Entry  Next Entry