[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32979: Password UI: Regenerate PW after clearing field

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Wed Aug 19 12:07:37 UTC 2015

#32979: Password UI: Regenerate PW after clearing field
 Reporter:  MikeHansenMe  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  General       |     Version:  4.3
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |     Focuses:

Comment (by atomicjack):

 Replying to [comment:5 wealthy]:
 > Yea I might as well just put my own Password in if I don't like the one
 you gave me as a choice..
 > needs to have an option to choose another one
 > And I hope all the passwords we all get are not the same??
 > Does it really generate a new one for everyone..??

 Someone, somewhere, eventually, would have the same password generated.

 But that does really matter - as it is such a small %, that people
 wouldn't know the username to match the password with as well. It'd go
 back to bruteforcing, for which, there are many ways to defend against

 There's no insecurity on that part, but let's be honest, nothing, at all,
 is completely secure.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32979#comment:6>
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