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Re: Even the big companies fail at this

My guess on this is that server-side the password is read into a statically allocated 16 character array buffer before being dealt with rather than being read into some dynamically allocated string buffer. And it's much easier to stick a little bit of validation on the front-end rather than recode the server-side code that actually does the password encryption.

Still no excuse for those sorts of half-measures though

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