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    Password dots

    I was looking at my Personal Profile and noticed, in the two boxes that have my password there are 13 dots representing my hidden password. However, the password that I use has 8 charactors not 13.
    I logged off and logged back on to make sure I was using the right one. I use 8.
    So..... Why does the hidden one in the profile show 13 dots.
    Michael

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    Re: Password dots

    It is a default setting. By matching the number of dots with the length of your pasword gives anyone attempting to hack a password a start at cracking it. This way, no-one knows either the characters used - or the number of characters - in your password.

    (Except now you've told us you use 8.... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: Password dots

    Oh, GREAT. <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15> Now I have to come up with a new one! I sure wouldn't want the likes around here to log on and impersonate me.
    But on the other hand, many around here are welcome to log on as me and then answer some of the post in the Puzzle forum. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Thanks for the quick reply.
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    Re: Password dots

    And now when we try to hack your password, we won't bother looking for 8 character passwords! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Password dots

    I can't stand the pressure. <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>
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