Flutterby™! : Password limits

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

Password limits

2013-12-19 16:29:05.94209+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

RT Jake Davis ‏@DoubleJake

Irony: you can't register to apply for a career at the NSA if your password exceeds 12 characters. http://pic.twitter.com/CfiUHkQzcP

I need to make sure that Flutterby doesn't have a length limit on passwords, because the back-end sure doesn't. And if your back-end does, it's an indication that you're doing security terribly horribly wrong.

[ related topics: Hardware Hackery Interactive Drama Photography Robotics Embedded Devices ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-19 17:29:36.198774+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I gave seen several systems that take long passwords, and only the first 8 or 10 characters matter.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-19 17:49:08.721773+00 by: Dan Lyke

Gack. That falls under the "terribly horribly wrong" rubric. And I say that as the proprietor of a web site that asks you to submit a password over unencrypted HTTP...