Your password is invalid.. add some profanity



  • Some odd requirements this site has for a password:

     The wording is ambiguous, at a scan it could mean that a swear word is required. But the WTF for me: exactly 8 digits or letters, no more no less.



  • Hahahahahhahaha....

    I once had to write a profanity filter for the output of randomly generated text, so as not to shock easily-shocked people.

    Best day at the office in my life researching all sorts of cuss words to include in the filter!



  • I started to do that, until they decided I should just md5() the random text, then randomly select from IT, as there was no way it could contain any current swears.

    Idea: 5b83a is the new fsck.
     



  • [quote user="AssimilatedByBorg"]

    Hahahahahhahaha....

    I once had to write a profanity filter for the output of randomly generated text, so as not to shock easily-shocked people.

    Best day at the office in my life researching all sorts of cuss words to include in the filter!

    [/quote]

    It's common for such systems to exclude the letter U.  For example: http://crockford.com/wrmg/base32.html

     

    Re: the original post: That's one of the stupidest sets of password requirements I've ever seen. 



  • [quote user="merreborn"]Re: the original post: That's one of the stupidest sets of password requirements I've ever seen. [/quote]

    I know, they totally forgot to state that you can't have the same password as someone else.

    Oh, and one of my "common" passwords actually will fail #d

     

    The real WTF is that half way through the list they switch from "MUST" to "DOES" neither of which fit gramatically with "Password rules".



  • [quote user="danielpitts"]Oh, and one of my "common" passwords actually will fail #d[/quote]

    Hah.  That reminds me of a mildly amusing story.  I was using a windows macro language to write macros for a popular, bad java-applet-based 

    RPG.  I had several of them log me on automatically.  But every once in a while, it'd accidentally type my password while I was still logged in (or I'd accidentally trigger the wrong macro), spamming it into chat for all to see.  It just so happens that this same game filters all profanity into asterisks.  So I concatenated a few profanities, and created a new password that'd only appear in public chat as *******.
     



  • I honestly thought the alert said it was from insecuresupermarket.com at first glance.



  • This reminded me of some fun I had setting up my cable internet a few years ago.

     Comcast had sent me their self-install kit, and as part of it, you have to go through some app that registers your MAC address with their firewall so that they'll let you through.  It also sets up your initial email address.  After a few hours of frustration with this app, which I forgot to mention, also installed crap like AOL, compuserv, and changed the little flag in IE to some ugly C, I typed my email address in as dmifsckyouarsehole, which it then accepted, and actually completed the registration (after hours of not accepting a registration from me).

    So, after the registration process was complete, I had an email address, dmifsckyouarsehole@comcast.net.  Imagine the tech support call to have the email address changed to something that I could give my grandmother...
     



  • So much for my favorite password, "ffffuck!".

    In college, a
    friend who had just discovered mail spoofing sent me an email which
    appeared to be from myself.  I naturally assumed someone had read
    my password somehow, so I immediately changed it to
    "fuckyouyoufuckingasshole" or some such string of profanities.  I
    nearly locked myself out of my account since the system only stored the
    first eight characters of the password, but the login would bomb if you
    entered more than that.  Fortunately I figured it out, and the
    friend later explained the joys of "telnet <host> 25"...



  • [quote user="cconroy"]the system only stored the
    first eight characters of the password, but the login would bomb if you
    entered more than that.[/quote]

    Urg.  I hate those.



  • [quote user="moreati"]

     The wording is ambiguous, at a scan it could mean that a swear word is required. But the WTF for me: exactly 8 digits or letters, no more no less.
    [/quote]

     The wording seems pretty precise. Apparently when you scanned it, you failed to see the word that was in all caps.



  • [quote user="merreborn"]

    [quote user="danielpitts"]Oh, and one of my "common" passwords actually will fail #d[/quote]

    Hah.  That reminds me of a mildly amusing story.  I was using a windows macro language to write macros for a popular, bad java-applet-based 

    RPG.  I had several of them log me on automatically.  But every once in a while, it'd accidentally type my password while I was still logged in (or I'd accidentally trigger the wrong macro), spamming it into chat for all to see.  It just so happens that this same game filters all profanity into asterisks.  So I concatenated a few profanities, and created a new password that'd only appear in public chat as *******.

    [/quote]

    Oh, a Runescape fan, I see.



  • [quote user="merreborn"]

    [quote user="danielpitts"]Oh, and one of my "common" passwords actually will fail #d[/quote]

    Hah.  That reminds me of a mildly amusing story.  I was using a windows macro language to write macros for a popular, bad java-applet-based RPG.  I had several of them log me on automatically.  But every once in a while, it'd accidentally type my password while I was still logged in (or I'd accidentally trigger the wrong macro), spamming it into chat for all to see.  It just so happens that this same game filters all profanity into asterisks.  So I concatenated a few profanities, and created a new password that'd only appear in public chat as *******.[/quote]

    Runescape, by any chance?  The profanity filter on that game is something of a WTF in its own right.


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