Important: Password Changes
We’ve just instituted new password controls to prevent people signing up with terribly easy to break passwords. Tomorrow, all passwords will be timed out, forcing you to change your password. There is nothing to prevent you reusing your current password, if it’s secure enough. All you need to do is type in your old password and then repeat it in the boxes for the new password and new password confirmation.
Hopefully this will make it a little harder for someone to brute force your account. If you don’t know how to create a secure password, here’s a cartoon.
From xkcd Password Strength (CC BY-NC 2.5)
It’s worth noting that you don’t have to use a space, it could be correct^horse^battery^staple, correct2horse3battery5staple or correct@horse#battery>staple. As long as you can remember what you did, it’s a way to create a nice strong password that’s easy to remember.
We aren’t going to force you to use a super strong password but we are going to try to prevent you from using a password that is very easy to crack, because it’s too short, simple or used by many other people.
Note: Please don’t actually use ‘correct horse battery staple’, make up your own. A random password is generated each time you input a password that’s too simple, so you could just use that.
If you registered late today, your password has already been checked.
Note 2: If you change your email address at the same time as your password, only your email address will be changed.
Note 3: It’s been asked … random is hard to do, ‘let me in thundersplace’ is not a good quality password, despite being four words. The idea is to choose four random words. If you can’t generate a random password, try this: http://correcthorsebatterystaple.net/ or use the random one generated for you when you choose a bad password.
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Last edited by memento : 04-24-2015 at . Reason: Added note 3