Please Note: I am not going to name the websites which have these horrible standards for their clients and users.
I have had to change my passwords for my routine update just recently in the last few months, several of my major services that I use forces weaker password standards. These weaker standards, which all of my passwords has to have, is special symbols (
!@#$%^&*) and other special requirements.
A few of the major issues which came up with my password using their standards of a password is as following:
- Must not start with a number
- Must not have a special character
- Must be a max of 8 to 12 characters long (depending on the service)
Why would they promote weaker passwords with these requirements?
I thought that passwords were suppose to (currently) be as long as we want, have special characters, and who cares if it starts with a number, etc, etc, etc.
I may have forgotten details of what is going on, but I can provide some more information on the issues that I am seeing seeing here.
One of these services is my banking company and the other is my cellphone service provider. I am stuck with these two services given where I live. These services are widely used, so they should be able to afford high-quality security.