Reply to post: Re: Sometimes I can't use a long password

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Re: Sometimes I can't use a long password

This is my biggest annoyance. Restricted password length and not dealing with certain characters such as speech marks, semi-colons etc. It is hit and miss if the system will allow spaces in the password too.

While far from the perfect solution, allowing people to write sentences or phrases with spaces gives a lot more protection. We will still see "this is my password1" as the most common password there but you can't cure stupid.

There is still the issue that most people once they remembered a suitably long complex password will re-use that password everywhere, so it only takes one site to be compromised that has poor storing of passwords...

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