[wp-hackers] On overly-obscure passwords

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Thu May 6 06:57:13 UTC 2010

On 5/5/2010 11:23 AM, Simon Blackbourn wrote:
> The advantage of a password containing just lowercase and uppercase letters
> and numbers (without symbols), is that it is perceived as one word by the
> computer/browser. Therefore a double-click selects the whole password, or
> the browser's/OS's inbuilt text selection 'helps' the user select the word.
> Having symbols in the word breaks both these behaviours.

That's another good point.

Matt Mullenweg
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