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Old 2012-06-02, 04:16 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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SOE Password Limitations Piss Me Off!


Why limit it to 14-16 characters?!
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Old 2012-06-03, 07:53 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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You do remember the hack fest laid upon SOE account not long ago correct?
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Old 2012-06-03, 02:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Originally Posted by Crator View Post
You do remember the hack fest laid upon SOE account not long ago correct?
Yes, and that makes me want to use passwords that are 20-25+ characters in length instead.

And yes, I "get" that this could in theory assist someone looking to force my password through, it isn't a concern for me. the password limits are stated on account creation.
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Old 2012-06-03, 02:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Your password could be as long as pi and it could still be stolen.

Nobody is actually 'hacking' account passwords, that would take an obscenely long amount of time.

So your 25+ digit uber password of doom is just as useful as the abridged sensible version.
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Old 2012-06-03, 02:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Originally Posted by Sobekeus View Post
Your password could be as long as pi and it could still be stolen.

Nobody is actually 'hacking' account passwords, that would take an obscenely long amount of time.

So your 25+ digit uber password of doom is just as useful as the abridged sensible version.
and thats why you use unique passwords for every login. the weak point then becomes the connection between you and the login server. if someone wanted to 'steal' my password, they could but then if you're determined to target one specific person, you probably aren't concerned about the lengths required to do it anyway.

if say, my account were actually breached it would take me about two minutes to have my credit card shut down and it isn't that hard for me to regain access to my account because you'd also have to breach other security measures to take full control of it.

If you manage to do that, I have other, far larger problems on my mind.
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Old 2012-06-03, 02:51 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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And what I'm saying is that how long or complex your password is changes nothing in regards to your account's security. So why bitch about 14 vs 140 character passwords when the weakest link in the entire chain is the system storing and validating the password?

Thousands of accounts didn't get hacked. Nobody that has that kind of hacking ability would bother. Someone hacked the weak link in the chain.

Even an 8 digit password is plenty secure enough.

Disclaimer: My passwords are not 8 digits.
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