I honestly am sick of sites changing forcing me to change my password because their password requirements have changed and this site is one of the worst I have seen!
Must be at least 10 characters
Must contain lower-case characters
Must contain upper-case characters
Must contain numbers
Must contain symbols
What kind of crack are the admins smoking!? All of the online banking sites I use have lower password requirements! This is just a forum, it contains no personal information whatsoever. For sites like this I generally try to keep a simple password and reuse it on multiple sites because I DON'T CARE if it gets hacked. If I care about an online account, like for banking, I make up a random password. Stop forcing these baseless changes down peoples throats!
Yep. All of the VerticalScope forums (i.e. most of the automotive forums out there) just went to this bullshit. That's fine, I'll leave. Very strange reason to leave, but fnck it, I'm not going to come up with multiple new super-complex passwords just for them. And wtf, they don't even consider "_" to be a symbol. Pretty sure that's not a number OR a letter... so that must mean it is a symbol!
Like you said, I don't give a rats ass if my account is compromised, and if a hacker hasn't figured my password out he won't have found it out in the following year. Better security would be to lock an account after 10 attempted logins or something. Now I'm a moderator here, so I agree, I shouldn't have a password like "password" but these password requirements are just retarded.
And finally... when forums are hacked it is because there is a vulnerability in the forum software, and because management didn't keep it up to date, not because JohnDoe didn't use a strong enough password. If the hacker needs access to an account, he will create a new account, and hack the forum from there.
I'll give the VerticalScope geniuses a week to fix it, and if they don't I'll just head off to a forum with non-retarded management.
LOL spambots clearly don't mind the new rules!