Wish-it-was-password



  • Optimum Rewards website (www.optimumrewards.com) which is used to get like 20 bucks off your cable bill requires an account. Ok.

     

    However the account must have a password. Ok.

     

    The password must be letters only and between 4 and 8 characters long.

     

    Discuss.



  • Apparently they aren't much interested in protecting that pool of email addresses they are collecting so they can sell it to 'targeted advertisiers.'



  • There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password!



  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password![/quote] 

    There are only ten letters in your alphabet, I take it?



  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password![/quote]
    If you'd try to crack it, it might take forever.
    Since you're assuming numbers (10^x) instead of the only letters requirement OP stated (26^X, 52^X if it's case-sensitive)



  • @Someone You Know said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password!

     

    There are only ten letters in your alphabet, I take it?

    [/quote]

    I was studying Bougainville, butI dropped out'ta school before we got to the last character.



  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]@Someone You Know said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password!

     

    There are only ten letters in your alphabet, I take it?

    [/quote]

    I was studying Bougainville, butI dropped out'ta school before we got to the last character.

    [/quote] 

    Interesting. It seems a little cruel to give the islands a name that the natives can't spell or pronounce, as they seem to lack N, V, and L.

    Of course, I'd take anything that article says with a grain of salt, since it seems to claim that "ii" is a vowel in the English alphabet.



  •  Will it allow a few of those crazy letters like ñ,ç,á,é,í,ó,ú that only those zany non-english speakers use?

     

     

     

     



  • @Someone You Know said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password!

     

    There are only ten letters in your alphabet, I take it?

    [/quote] 

    Surely you mean, "hee ae e ee i ahabe I ae i?"



  •  @Someone You Know said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]There are about 111,110,000 possible passwords in this scheme, I think. (10^8 + 10^7 + 10^6 + 10^5 + 10^4).

    Dude, that's a fricking lot... A modern supercomputer might take HOURS break such a password!

     

    There are only ten letters in your alphabet, I take it?

    [/quote]

    Maybe his numbers are in base 27?

     

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  •  The missing "V" consonant isn't a big problem at all. In fact, many people, depending on their accent, pronounce "V"s as "B"s.

     Thus, it would sound like:

     Bougainbille.

     ...

    Except for the loss of the "N" consonant.

    I'm sure they actually CAN make an "N" sound, at least a close approximation of it, but for simple spelling, I'd go with their "R" consonant simply because it has the softest sound.

     So:

    Ai, Uelkom to Bougairbille!



  • It's actually a French name (the name of the explorer who found it, from the Western view), so the N isn't even an N sound--it just marks the previous vowel as nasal.


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