Wednesday, July 25, 2007

is my password too complex?

this post from Scott reminded of a few days ago, when I changed my msn (live?) password and the next day I wasn't able to log back in because the hotmail (msn/live) passwords only allow a length of 16 characters and for some reason I was double typing 2 characters without noticing, after a while I figured it out and realized that I am using the maximum length allowed for passwords, and of course I use upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols... and of course I have categories of sites and the passwords I chose for them, depending on the importance and the security they implement

no wonder a number of people have looked at me like I'm some weirdo when they've seen me typing my passwords... mmm...

am I a freak, or is this normal among geeks? maybe... but there is no security in this world, so all we can do is raise the bar a bit

1 comment:

Paul Fox said...

My main password is fairly complex, but I don't think I'm close to the maximum. I also have several different passwords of various strengths for sites of different importance. I also try to keep the passwords to all of my E-mail logins different from any of my others for security. I don't think you're going overboard at all... =)