Step 2. Complain bitterly about forgotten passwords

November 20th, 2007  |  Published in etc  |  1 Comment

Speakeasy is increasing the security of your customers password by encouraging you to choose a new, more secure password based on adopted industry standards. New passwords must contain at least 1 capital and 1 lower case alpha character, at least 1 non-alpha-numeric characters (!@#$%^&*()_+??:;<,>.?/), at lease [sic] 1 numeric character and should be at least 8 characters long.

So for me, that’d be something like …

 UH;omdzn

or maybe

 hbF->,0V

or perhaps

 npZ<<{sG

Password for the geeks who dreamed this password scheme up and inflicted it on all their “lusers?”

 heh

Bonus “Mike’s other life” link: Practically Networked: Networking Notes: The Password Game, which the author of the password generator covered said “was very lucid and explained

both how to use the generator and the reasons to use it much better than I do.”

Responses

  1. pk says:

    November 23rd, 2007 at 1:57 pm (#)

    “lusers”

    Hee-hoo.

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