Password restrictions

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by chiraldude, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

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    Does anyone know why websites have password character restrictions? I don't mean minimum restrictions but maximum restrictions such as maximum length and disallowed characters.
    Every time I come up with a password formula I run into a restriction that breaks it. The latest is that more and more websites are rejecting passwords with special characters like +=`#. Also finding more sites with a 12 character limit.

    It is extremely difficult to come up with unique passwords that can be remembered when you are limited to 8-12 non-special characters.
    YES I know about password vault programs and NO I don't care to use them! I like using the password vault in my head.
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Ease of use and limitation of the software that is running on the sites. It is deemed sufficient to have up to 12 chars
     
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