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Semmick Photo

11 Days Ago

Password Requirements

Your password must be 8-25 characters long and may only contain letters and/or numbers.

Can you please allow for characters as well?

In this day and age where everybody and every website is hacked left right and centre, limiting a password to only letters and numbers is irresponsible.

Thanks.

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Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

You can create an incredibly strong password with 25 characters

 

Bradford Martin

11 Days Ago

Not really, Semmick. Do the math on a sequence of 25 using 36 unique characters.

 

Floyd Snyder

11 Days Ago

To me, the test would be how many FAA accounts have been hacked under the current system.

Watching Sean operate over 6 1/2 years if this was a problem he would be all over it like white on rice.

One thing any decent coder hates is being hacked.

I can't remember anyone reporting that they have been hacked and it turned out they were not mistaken.

 

Doug Swanson

11 Days Ago

25 in a sequence with 36 characters? By my calcs that's something greater than 2 to the 50th power, a really big, freaking number. Somebody really has to be out to get YOU personally to go to that much trouble...like the NSA. If the NSA is after you, you're screwed anyway. Stealing passwords is much easier via social engineering or malware where you just trick gullible users into giving them up or steal them via software. Just make up a good, strong password and stay vigilant, the rest is up to fate. I don't think there's that many hackers out to steal photographs, but if there were, it's just part of the risk we take when we sign on for this.

 

Bradford Martin

11 Days Ago

What could they really do? Change your keywords? Change the payment address? 90-99% of the accounts here have no balance due anyway.

 

Chuck De La Rosa

10 Days Ago

I don't know if FAA allows spaces. Using a phrase with spaces and a number or two is nearly impossible to crack. And no need to use special characters.

If a website is hacked and a database of uses is stolen it doesn't matter how good your password is. They now have it. Unless the passwords are encrypted.

 

Semmick Photo

7 Days Ago

I have a very strong password that I cannot use here because of the limitations.

 
 

Jeffrey Kolker

7 Days Ago

Password tester...

https://howsecureismypassword.net/

 

David Smith

7 Days Ago

If you're using your very strong password in multiple locations, it's not as strong as you think it is.

Passwords are not usually hacked through brute force.

They're usually stolen because a website gets hacked or through social engineering.

 

Jeffrey Kolker

7 Days Ago

According to the website I posted above, a 25 character password using only alphanumeric characters would take a computer 640 quintillion years to crack.

Acceptable...

 

Chuck De La Rosa

7 Days Ago

David you would be surprised at how often brute force attacks are attempted. It's all automated with scripts. That's why secure systems have lockouts after a certain number of failed attempts. And even if they are stolen they are generally encrypted and still need to be cracked.

Type a 15 character, 3 word phrase with spaces into that site. Easy to remember, impossible to crack with current technology.

 

David Smith

7 Days Ago

Chuck

Yeah, maybe if someone's trying to hack into Citibank or the Pentagon.

Not some random FAA account.

 

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