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W-1 Password Protocol Inadequate
March 22, 2024
2:34 pm
Nehpets
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Not having logged into W-1 for some time, I logged in today to see if I still had access. I noticed my password was out of date by today's standards, so I proceeded to "update my password" for better security.

I generated a sixteen character password using upper / lowercase characters, numbers and special characters, but when I pasted the new pw into the change pw field, only eight characters appeared.

Thinking the remaining characters were kept invisible (highly unusual) I pressed the "confirm" button.

To my horrific surprise, my secure password was rejected with the following message:

You have entered an incorrect New Password. The password should contain 4-8 numbers. Please try again.

That concept has been discredited as being virtually password free, as a hacker can crack an eight number password instantly using hacker tools.

Yes, W-1 instituted two factor authentication, but the first line of defence is grossly inadequate by today's standards.

Stephen

March 22, 2024
2:55 pm
Dean
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Now I can add that , to All the other reasons I Won't deal with W1BoC ❗

Limiting passwords to 4-8 Numbers ... what a Joke. sf-confused

Thanks for the heads-up, Stephen.

    Dean

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March 22, 2024
3:41 pm
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Tangerine also uses six digits pin/password.

March 22, 2024
6:09 pm
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My WeathOne password is eight characters long and is a combination of numbers and case sensitive letters.

March 23, 2024
10:50 am
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UkrainianDude said
Tangerine also uses six digits pin/password.  

4 or 6 ... sf-smile

CGO

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