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'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

adam 40

Rules and Password Timeouts

Somewhere I worked implemented a 6-month timeout on passwords AND bullshit rules AND non-reuse.

So after 6 months of using your nice strong password you were forced to give it up and try and remember another one.

Of course being a programmer, it took me a few minutes to discover I could change it 5 times and back to the original.

So every 6 months I have to spend a half hour or so resetting my password back to where it was in the first place. I book the time to "computer outages". Ho hum.

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