Friday, June 2, 2017

Angry GitHub user creates repository to shame sites with ‘dumb password rules’

We have already seen disgruntled netizens build pages to shame shameless marketing campaigns, but this awfully irritated GitHub user has set out on another equally virtuous quest: To shame websites with silly password rules into requiring better safety measures. Created by data engineer Nicholas Duffy, the repository contains screenshots of numerous industry giants that fail to advise users on how to set up a decent password. You know, the kind of password that would deter even the most diligent of hackers. There you will find heaps of examples of scarily bad password rules from leading companies and institutions like American Express, AOL, Comcast and…

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