Gdiguy: Gonz: As a member of the High Council of Geeks- and I'm a UNIX SysAdmin who, in 2013, still uses vi on a daily basis- let me say this to my brethren who enforce password security:You can have complex passwords, with lots of capitals, numbers, and special characters. You can have passwords that don't repeat characters when the user changes them, so "PAssword02" isn't followed by "PAssword03". You can have passwords that aren't written on post-it notes, and kept either on the monitor, the bottom of the keyboard, or in the top right-hand desk drawer. You can have passwords that need to change every 120 days.You get one of these. Choose, and choose wisely. If you try for two of these, over half of your user base won't comply. All four, and I might not comply, simply out of spite. There's got to be a balance between security and functionality.It's really gotten to a ridiculous point - you basically need to either create a spreadsheet, or use a software product, to save your passwords so you don't forget them. Between one site that needs capitals and numbers, another that's only numbers, another that's 8 characters or more, another that's 6 characters... if I signed up for a service that started making me change them every 120 days I'd cancel it.
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