Most suffocating password policy ever

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  1. acemcmac

    acemcmac Lifer

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    This is for an employer's recruitment portal

    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 :thumbsdown:
     
  2. MikeyIs4Dcats

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    Fvcky0u


    should work jut fine.
     
  3. acemcmac

    acemcmac Lifer

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    hmmmm
     
  4. AMCRambler

    AMCRambler Diamond Member

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    Hoooweee that's a good one. You must have Mordak The Preventer of Information Technology as your network admin, haha.
     
  5. TallBill

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    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)

    :p
     
  6. iroast

    iroast Golden Member

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    !!aaAA00
     
  7. BCYL

    BCYL Diamond Member

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    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
     
  8. acemcmac

    acemcmac Lifer

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    No, this is for a place I thought I wanted to apply to work
     
  9. Cooler

    Cooler Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  10. simms

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    It's not that hard.

    asD8ckdf
     
  11. TallBill

    TallBill Lifer

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    Just make sure you write it on a post it note and stick it to your screen so you dont forget.
     
  12. saxophonoia

    saxophonoia Platinum Member

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    That's pretty much exactly what ours is.
     
  13. Kenazo

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    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.
     
  14. mundane

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    :thumbsup:
     
  15. Armitage

    Armitage Banned

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    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.
     
  16. acemcmac

    acemcmac Lifer

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    A reasonable policy should not require more than two out of the following three: numbers, caps, symbols
     
  17. Gand1

    Gand1 Golden Member

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    And put it on your monitor and/or under your keyboard!
     
  18. CVSiN

    CVSiN Diamond Member

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    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..
     
  19. Steve

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    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.
     
  20. TallBill

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    Bwuahahaha, I'm betting that klingon has discovered a few hits.
     
  21. notfred

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    Umm, everyone has pretty much that same policy.
     
  22. MikeyIs4Dcats

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    what I want to know is WhoTF is using 32 character passwords???
     
  23. spidey07

    spidey07 No Lifer

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    yep. That's what a strong password is and pretty much standard practice IMHO.

     
  24. MiniDoom

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    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.
     
  25. Demon-Xanth

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    FuK7#155#17 fits.