I've tried to sign in to Samsung Cyber Service Center1. Since I'm from Poland, at first I tried Polish version of that service. I have entered a password, that has:
- 6 numbers in total (in three groups of two numbers each),
- 6 lowercase characters,
- 3 uppercase characters,
- 1 special characer,
in following order:
I was smashed with an error message saying, that I can't continue, because... my password is too weak.
For verification, I went to English version of that sign-up form and after staring for two minutes directly at
Password must be at least 8 characters error message, I finally understood, what they really mean. Password must contain at least eight characters in one row, on which my password fails, because it has only six and three characters in one row,(in each of two characters groups).
I'd like to know, how should I treat situatons like this? Is really my example password too weak (and I should consider not using passwords like that anymore) or are these first signs of Samsung ParanoiaTM (or some kind of bug on their site) and I should change password only this time, to match their crazyness.
1 To see mentioned sign-in form, you have to go Cyber Service Center, click
- Registration and then
Sign Up Now.