[wp-hackers] On overly-obscure passwords
banago at gmail.com
Wed May 5 18:32:53 UTC 2010
@Simon: Good point.
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On 5 May 2010 20:23, Simon Blackbourn <piemanek at gmail.com> wrote:
> The advantage of a password containing just lowercase and uppercase letters
> and numbers (without symbols), is that it is perceived as one word by the
> computer/browser. Therefore a double-click selects the whole password, or
> the browser's/OS's inbuilt text selection 'helps' the user select the word.
> Having symbols in the word breaks both these behaviours.
> Might not seem much to advanced users, but having trained many
> or inexperienced clients and seen how easily they can mis-select text, I'd
> say this avoids much frustration and confusion for them.
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