Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Social > Off Topic

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· AMD Video Cards
· Nvidia
· Displays
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
acemcmac
Lifer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 13,713
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

This is for an employer's recruitment portal

Quote:
Please note that the password must respect the following rules:

* It must contain between 7 and 32 characters. Use only characters from the following set: ! # $ % & ( ) * + , - . / 0123456789 : ; < = > ? @ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ [ ] _ ` abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz { | } ~
* It must contain at least 1 lowercase letter(s) (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz).
* It must contain at least 1 capital letter(s) (ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ).
* It must contain at least 1 numeric character(s) (0123456789).
* It must not contain your user name.
* It must not contain your email address.
* It must not contain your first name.
* It must not contain your last name.
none of my passwords fit that

letter, symbol, letter, letter, letter, letter, number, number = rejected no caps, rejected symbol not onlist

letter, letter, letter, letter, letter, number, number, number = rejected no caps



If their recruitment portal is this anal, I wonder how bad it is to work there. The office complex is within visual distance of the meadowlands complex. I seriously doubt that it would be worth the trouble
acemcmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
MikeyIs4Dcats
Lifer
 
MikeyIs4Dcats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 18,367
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Fvcky0u


should work jut fine.
__________________
R.I.P. Mark 8/25/2010 You are missed big brother.
MikeyIs4Dcats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:48 PM   #3
acemcmac
Lifer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 13,713
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: MikeyIs4Dcats
Fvcky0u


should work jut fine.
hmmmm
acemcmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:48 PM   #4
AMCRambler
Diamond Member
 
AMCRambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Literbike
Posts: 7,625
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Hoooweee that's a good one. You must have Mordak The Preventer of Information Technology as your network admin, haha.
__________________
Hook the pain ray up to a satellite, set it to "popcorn" and point it at Afghanistan.
Nebor

He goes, you the same as me for my car.
Lean L
AMCRambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
TallBill
Lifer
 
TallBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Washington
Posts: 45,105
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Not even close.

Must contain between 8-12 characters.
Must contain at least 2 upper case letters.
Must contain at least 2 lower case letters.
Must contain 2 numeric characters.
Must contain two non alphanumeric characters (!,@,#,$, etc)

TallBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:48 PM   #6
iroast
Golden Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,292
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

!!aaAA00
__________________


Keep Earth clean. It's not Uranus. :Q
iroast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:49 PM   #7
BCYL
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 7,803
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

We have a similar policy for our systems, in addition we must change our passwords every 30 days AND you cannot repeat the same password for 12 months
BCYL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:49 PM   #8
acemcmac
Lifer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 13,713
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: AMCRambler
Hoooweee that's a good one. You must have Mordak The Preventer of Information Technology as your network admin, haha.
No, this is for a place I thought I wanted to apply to work
acemcmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
Cooler
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,835
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Make the First Leter cap and use a word followed be a number

example.

Hello123

In my office we have to change our every 4 weeks and they never can be the same.
Cooler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:49 PM   #10
simms
Diamond Member
 
simms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 8,212
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

It's not that hard.

asD8ckdf
simms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:50 PM   #11
TallBill
Lifer
 
TallBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Washington
Posts: 45,105
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Just make sure you write it on a post it note and stick it to your screen so you dont forget.
TallBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:50 PM   #12
saxophonoia
Platinum Member
 
saxophonoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 2,836
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

That's pretty much exactly what ours is.
saxophonoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #13
Kenazo
Lifer
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 10,429
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: BCYL
We have a similar policy for our systems, in addition we must change our passwords every 30 days AND you cannot repeat the same password for 12 months
Although I understand the reasons for such a policy, I bet it ends up being less secure b/c employees are just going to write their PW on a stickynote and have it in their desk. If it wasn't changing all the time they'd actually be able to remember it.
__________________
Canadian Deals & Cashback DealGuild.com
Kenazo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:52 PM   #14
mundane
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,524
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: TallBill
Just make sure you write it on a post it note and stick it to your screen so you dont forget.
mundane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:52 PM   #15
Armitage
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 8,086
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: TallBill
Not even close.

Must contain between 8-12 characters.
Must contain at least 2 upper case letters.
Must contain at least 2 lower case letters.
Must contain 2 numeric characters.
Must contain two non alphanumeric characters (!,@,#,$, etc)

That's similar to the rules at some places I've worked. In addition, they regularly run dictionary attacks against the password files using several languages including Klingon and various slang dictionaries.
Armitage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:53 PM   #16
acemcmac
Lifer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 13,713
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: saxophonoia
That's pretty much exactly what ours is.
A reasonable policy should not require more than two out of the following three: numbers, caps, symbols
acemcmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #17
Gand1
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 1,026
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: diegoalcatraz
Quote:
Originally posted by: TallBill
Just make sure you write it on a post it note and stick it to your screen so you dont forget.
And put it on your monitor and/or under your keyboard!
__________________
meh
Gand1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #18
CVSiN
Diamond Member
 
CVSiN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 9,307
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: acemcmac
This is for an employer's recruitment portal

Quote:
Please note that the password must respect the following rules:

* It must contain between 7 and 32 characters. Use only characters from the following set: ! # $ % & ( ) * + , - . / 0123456789 : ; < = > ? @ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ [ ] _ ` abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz { | } ~
* It must contain at least 1 lowercase letter(s) (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz).
* It must contain at least 1 capital letter(s) (ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ).
* It must contain at least 1 numeric character(s) (0123456789).
* It must not contain your user name.
* It must not contain your email address.
* It must not contain your first name.
* It must not contain your last name.
none of my passwords fit that

letter, symbol, letter, letter, letter, letter, number, number = rejected no caps, rejected symbol not onlist

letter, letter, letter, letter, letter, number, number, number = rejected no caps



If their recruitment portal is this anal, I wonder how bad it is to work there. The office complex is within visual distance of the meadowlands complex. I seriously doubt that it would be worth the trouble
um thats pretty standard at most real workplaces...
everywhere ive ever worked used storng passwords.. and then every 3 months you need a brand new one... with nothing in common with the previous one...

at least here we only use smartbadges with a 4 digit PIN code.. love it.. but you are screwed if you forget it..
__________________
Originally posted by: AnandTech Moderator
Missing unwritten rules are a bannable offense!

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."
- Seneca (4 b.c.- 65 a.d.)





CVSiN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #19
Steve
Lifer
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 16,550
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Ours is comparatively lax - minimum five characters, no stipulations on caps or lowercase or use of numbers. Passwords expire every 40 days and you cannot use the same password you used up to five (or is that nine?) passwords ago. Many users do something simple like robert01, then robert02, etc.
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #20
TallBill
Lifer
 
TallBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Washington
Posts: 45,105
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: Armitage
Quote:
Originally posted by: TallBill
Not even close.

Must contain between 8-12 characters.
Must contain at least 2 upper case letters.
Must contain at least 2 lower case letters.
Must contain 2 numeric characters.
Must contain two non alphanumeric characters (!,@,#,$, etc)

That's similar to the rules at some places I've worked. In addition, they regularly run dictionary attacks against the password files using several languages including Klingon and various slang dictionaries.
Bwuahahaha, I'm betting that klingon has discovered a few hits.
TallBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #21
notfred
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 38,243
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Umm, everyone has pretty much that same policy.
notfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:56 PM   #22
MikeyIs4Dcats
Lifer
 
MikeyIs4Dcats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 18,367
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

what I want to know is WhoTF is using 32 character passwords???
__________________
R.I.P. Mark 8/25/2010 You are missed big brother.
MikeyIs4Dcats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:57 PM   #23
spidey07
No Lifer
 
spidey07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 65,476
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

Quote:
Originally posted by: notfred
Umm, everyone has pretty much that same policy.
yep. That's what a strong password is and pretty much standard practice IMHO.

__________________
___
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
spidey07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:58 PM   #24
rdubbz
Diamond Member
 
rdubbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,241
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

That policy isn?t sh!t, domain admins here have the same with no less than 16 characters. Mine has 18, try typing that a few dozen times a day.
rdubbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2006, 12:58 PM   #25
Demon-Xanth
Lifer
 
Demon-Xanth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 20,551
Default Most suffocating password policy ever

FuK7#155#17 fits.
__________________
Heatware: Demon-Xanth
UGTZ: DemonXanth
My ride
Demon-Xanth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Alpha 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.