30 October 2011

Password policy

So FTP stopped working for one of the GoDaddy websites I look after. It seems they decided the password didn't comply to their password policy, so they've deactivated it until I update the password. Fair enough. Perhaps.

However, I'm amused by their new password policy regarding special characters.

1. Password must contain special characters.

2. Password cannot contain ?, ^, ', ", :, ;, $, &, <, >, ~, ` or space.

I can't help but think of XKCD 936.

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