[wp-hackers] 'Password Protected' - bug or feature?
hempsworth at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 9 17:45:38 GMT 2008
Well I agree about not having a minimum length - I have very short ones on
many posts/pages, but it would certainly be a way of stopping a password
containing JUST a space character.
On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Shashi <connect2shashi at gmail.com> wrote:
> but straight whitespaces? only [\w]+ being the password sux man!
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Matt Martz <matt at sivel.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 6:06 AM, Shashi <connect2shashi at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I think so too...
> >> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Rich Pedley <elflop at googlemail.com>
> >>> Just had this problem from a user. They apparently entered a space
> >>> into the password field, but hadn't realised they had done so. They
> >>> couldn't then figure out why their post came up as password protected.
> >>> Shouldn't it be 'trimmed' to remove spaces?
> > I am not sure if it should. People are starting to be trained to use
> > pass phrases instead of pass words. Pass phrases could include
> > spaces, and I have indeed seen users place spaces before and after
> > because they think it makes it harder to guess. Perhaps adding a
> > password length counter would be beneficial so that you could see the
> > total number of characters entered.
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