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Not a thing.
i'm the expert on things
i'll have numbers cos you can just whack 123 on the end but an @ or ! can fuck off
- to be greater than 8 characters (but not more than 16)
- include a number
- include at least one lower case and one uppercase letter
- a special character: ! £ $ % & etc
it's just too much to bear. why would you even need a password for shells
can i borrow your password please?
I assumed it would say how important it is to have incredibly complex passwords which change regularly, but it actually was more the opposite. As yes a computer can remotely try every option and eventually crack a password, but the real weak link is the end user. A complex password which they forget means they tend to write it down. Also another weak link is how it is reset, some insane password complexity may be as simple to reset as answering an easy security question or calling a helpdesk which does no security itself. So really the best option is more a medium complexity which is easily remembered, and one that doesn't reset so often.
You HAVE to have a capital letter. WTF? Don't tell me how to set my password you fucks.
Similarly, we have ONE password in our company (and I think I have about 12 I have to keep track of) that has the 'special character' requirement. That's the password to get into the system where you can raise IT issues. Seriously? They want to protect that interface with nth level security? JFC.