can we please remove those annoying password rules?

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User Info: zeroality

zeroality
6 days ago#1
People either use passwords they can remember, or a password manager. The inventor of those rules even said they are wholly unnecessary and only waste users' time. In fact it does, I have had to reset my password 3 times in the last year. Clearly I prefer to use the password manager located in my gray matter, and I don't use crackable ones but I do use ones I can remember.

Numbers and symbols aren't part of phrases so, neither are capital letters.. Let's get rid of them please. :)

Source: "The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time"
https://gizmodo.com/the-guy-who-invented-those-annoying-password-rules-now-1797643987
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User Info: BanjoDude98

BanjoDude98
6 days ago#2
I didn't realize this applies to Gamefaqs passwords. Did they change it?
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User Info: Eevee-Trainer

Eevee-Trainer
6 days ago#3
I'm honestly inclined to agree. I think enforcing that requirement even slightly weakens the password (since the hacker would know the stuff is there somewhere) from what I recall hearing.

Though obvious grain of salt: not in cybersecurity myself
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User Info: Pako Pako

Pako Pako
5 days ago#4
zeroality posted...
Source: "The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time"
https://gizmodo.com/the-guy-who-invented-those-annoying-password-rules-now-1797643987

I respond via this webcomic:
https://xkcd.com/936/
(Or for the less nerdy -- https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/936:_Password_Strength )

It is slightly outdated (as this debate shows) -- the big takeaway is "of the many reasons there is no consistent advice about passwords is ... the issue of threat modeling. What exactly are you trying to defend against?
https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/62832/
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User Info: TriforceSD

TriforceSD
4 days ago#5
I havne't had problems creating a password I could remember for this site, but what annoys me is when I come across a site that won't let me use a certain special character so I have to make something else, and then forget the password and have to recover it multiple times a year. I'd like to remove special characters altogether so I don't forget them, but like you said, some force you to use them.

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User Info: zeroality

zeroality
3 days ago#6
Well, a proposal without an anti-sign in the first few posts. That's a rarity.

I guess that means devs should take a close look at this? :) Thank you.
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