A larger international company (which shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) forced me to register when I wanted to download their product, VMWare Player. I’m already registered with them (like 5 times) but incessantly forget my password, and needed to reset it (for like the umpteenth time). I entered my standard, low-security password, and was greeted by this:
Apparently big international company thinks that my 7 character password is secure. For the record, it only contains lower-case letters and numbers.
Update: To check out how deep the rabbit hole went, I tried to change my password to the very secure “abcd12”, and was greeted by:
I also deduced their rule: check word in dictionary, ensure al least two numbers and one letter, and ensure a length of at least 6 characters. Truly only allows secure passwords like “00000a” or “password12”.
Time person of the year 2006, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2012.