Reply to post: p!a!s!s!w!o!r!d!

Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

Robert Carnegie Silver badge

p!a!s!s!w!o!r!d!

It's not really safer. And some systems choke on non-alphanumeric symbols in a password - I suspect one of our systems can't take a !

A password of 8 genuinely random letters is safe. I standardise on Abcdef78 - as format, not as actual password - as concession to stupid system rules (and with all consonants, like I think I said above), and I put ! at the end if I really have to. But a password of a word with $ for S isn't safe because hackers have already got all those combinations in their dictionary.

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