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Old 03-12-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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LXer: Anaconda on root and user account password strengths: Why so strict?

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Anaconda will not accept a password thatís less than seven characters. And no, a password thatís the same as the username, even if itís more than seven characters, will not fly. If it contains the username in some form, that wonít fly too. In fact, if itís deemed weak, Anaconda will not let you go past that step.

Old 03-12-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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If the person who wrote the article had done some research before complaining, they would know that a 7 character password is totally insecure. There are a number of password strength checkers available online, but it seems Anaconda includes one. Trust it.

P.S. If your banking password failed the test, then you have a problem.

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