Hotmail to ban common passwords

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Jul 15, 2011.

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  1. ronjor

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    This is really great news. Such a simple thing to do and it should make a difference. I blogged that they should do this a couple weeks ago. http://www.symantec.com/connect/de/blogs/improving-passwords Wish I could take credit, but I'm sure this has been in the works for some time. Let's hope the other mail vendors take note.
     
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    Good idea. Even better when implemented and adhered to
     
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    With a password generator it is very EASY to make a very strong password.
     
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    Yes, I have to agree this a smart decision. In fact, it's a step that should be followed by Google, banks, etc. There needs to be a list of those "easy" passwords that simply are not allowed if you want to use that site. More should follow on the heels of Microsoft and Hotmail. No-brainer, really.
     
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    Don't see any notable negatives about this.
     
  7. x942

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    Wish my bank would do the same... They only allow letters and numbers of 12 character length :thumbd: talk about weak lol.
     
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    Oh crap! Does this mean I will have to change my password from "password" now? :D
     
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    dont worry you can use 12345678910111213 now
     
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