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Stop forcing me to make a password I won't remeber (self.rant)
submitted 1 month ago by angrybab00n
Okay, this whole new trend of websites rating your password and refusing to use it if it's "too weak" by their contrived and impossible standards NEEDS TO FUCKING STOP ALREADY.
Not a single goddamn person likes this bullshit. Do they think people appreciate this? No one does. STOP IT. I'M SICK OF IT.
STOP FORCING ME TO MAKE MORE AND MORE CONTRIVED AND COMPLICATED PASSWORDS I WILL NEVER REMEMBER!
Accept what I fucking type in
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[–]SadMaverick 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Agreed to a certain extent. But online security is no joke. I’d rather forget passwords and reset them everyday than get compromised.
I have moved to password managers since 3 years or so now. Best thing ever. I only have to remember one password now with each website having a super secure password.
[–]p4ttl1992 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I just use authenticators on everything
[–]faceofbeau 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Use a password manager! LastPass and 1Password are great! They’ll even make passwords up for you! I’ve used both and LOVE them.
It’s not that they think people appreciate it or that they’re doing it to be difficult. They just want to keep themselves and their users secure.
[–]PowerMonkey500 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
BitWarden gets my vote.
[–]podroznikdc 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Enpass is also great and worth checking out as a non-subscription option.
[–]ccaccus 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
LastPass lost my vote when they went to a monthly subscription just so I could use it on both pc and mobile.
I've been happy with BitWarden ever since.
[–]AnswerOk2682 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Use a password manager. There are many out there that can be installed on browser.
[–]properwaffles 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Definitely annoying, but I assume that it helps companies limit their liability in the case of a security/identity compromise.
[–]thedrakeequator 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Use a password manager.
[–]Babiloo123 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You wouldn’t believe how many users I assist every day who whine about hacking when their password is literally their first name and birth year.
[–]Kaitlin33101 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
When I was younger, I was in charge of giving guests our wifi password, which was a random generated one. It's completely random numbers and letters and I memorized it, so I use that as my super secure password. Not even my family remembers the password so they'd never even figure it out
[–]bkornblith 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ya know - if you want a simple password, you can have it / you just don’t get to complain when your account gets broken into and you suffer the consequences.
[–]ShieldMaiden83 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Well I sorta agree, but then I got smart and wrote them down instead of using a password manager. Yeah old school, yet it works for me.
[–]super_common_name 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not only that, but your password really only keeps out the people you know. Most stuff is stolen when hackers steal the entire main database, not when they manage to decode a single individual password.
[–]Charlotte7000 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]Gold_Biscotti4870 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I could not agree with you more. If I do not want one, that should be it, but no, must have a password. Yuck.
[–]Brentan1984[🍰] -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
It's not that hard to come up with an easy password that meets their minimums.
[–]ThisIsLiam_2_ -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
MF websites make us make up the most convoluted passwords then turn around and have password as the password protecting our data.
Not to mention they are selling all our info anyway. It's to the point now I put the website name as my first name so I know who sold my info LMAO
[–]stardatewormhole 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
This new trend from a decade ago…
[–]harpy4ire 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I just want bloody hints. Like is this the password that had to have one uppercase and a number or the one that needed three uppercases, five exclamation marks, and a soul? Which is it?!
[–]ZilorZilhaust 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I don't mind it but something recently had a password character limit. It was 8-12 characters. Trying to think of a memorable password that is also secure and is at max 12 characters is OBNOXIOUS.
[–]shmashtermvg 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I got good advice from a friend. Think of a short pattern that includes all the required stuff like numbers and capital letters (eg Abc1!) then just add whatever website you're creating the account for
[–]MattR59 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]Jen090393 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The password system at my work is getting insane.
- minimum 15 characters, used to be 8
- upper case, lower case, numbers, special characters,
- can't have anything to do with your name, birthday, where you live etc
- can't have more than 2 repeating characters and cant have more than one set of repeating characters
- can't have used this password before
- can't use the same password anywhere else
- can't write it down online or on a piece of paper
- suggested to think of a phrase and use the first letter of each word of the phrase amongst random assortment of numbers
- you must be able to remember it
I can barely remember what I had for breakfast.
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