jp2paint Posted January 17, 2009 Share Posted January 17, 2009 What's with the Fort Knox password requirements for this site? It had been so long since I needed to visit the forum that I had forgot my password, so I had it reset. Then, I logged back in to change it to something I could remember. That is when I noticed this: Password must be between 8 and 30 characters long, must contain letters in mixed case and must contain numbers. Now I see why I had forgotten my password! That is ridiculous. Maybe if this page were linked to my bank accounts or stock portfolio, but not for asking questions about Paint.NET! Besides, whatever the password is that gets entered, it appears to be encrypted with an algorithm like SHA1 or MD5, and only that result is stored in the database. This means a password can be just about anything a person wants, and the encryption routine will generate a string that is more than adequate. Is there a serious reason for this, or did it just come with the forum package and no one has bothered making a change to it? Quote ~Joe Avoid Sears Home Improvement (click to read why) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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