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Old Oct 7, 2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Why are the apple id password requirements so strict?

My apple ID was disabled yesterday, I had upgraded a friends phone to iOS5, and he inadvertently kept trying to enter his password when for some reason my Apple ID was signed into his phone.

We got it all sorted but now my Apple ID is locked and my only recourse is to change my password.

Ok fine, but wait now passwords have become super strict, 8 characters fine.... 1 lower case and 1 upper case letter? This is a password I enter a thousand times on a phone to purchase things, I don't need a extremely complex password, my previous password was 6 characters lower case randomly generated with numbers/letters.

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:09 AM   #2
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Deal with it. The requirements for complex passwords are rightfully becoming more commonplace.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:12 AM   #3
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:14 AM   #4
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This is why.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:16 AM   #5
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Probably to stop whiny bi***es from ranting/complaining about their accounts getting hacked or credit cards getting run up from a LACK of such security measures.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:17 AM   #6
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Deal with it. The requirements for complex passwords are rightfully becoming more commonplace.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:22 AM   #7
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My apple ID was disabled yesterday, I had upgraded a friends phone to iOS5, and he inadvertently kept trying to enter his password when for some reason my Apple ID was signed into his phone.

We got it all sorted but now my Apple ID is locked and my only recourse is to change my password.

Ok fine, but wait now passwords have become super strict, 8 characters fine.... 1 lower case and 1 upper case letter? This is a password I enter a thousand times on a phone to purchase things, I don't need a extremely complex password, my previous password was 6 characters lower case randomly generated with numbers/letters.

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You think that's a complex password!?

Where I work there are things that I log in to that require 16 character passwords and need at least, 1 upper case and 1 lower case letter as well as at least 1 number and 1 special character...

Stop crying about having to hit the shift key once...
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:27 AM   #8
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You think that's a complex password!?

Where I work there are things that I log in to that require 16 character passwords and need at least, 1 upper case and 1 lower case letter as well as at least 1 number and 1 special character...

Stop crying about having to hit the shift key once...
"A16characterpassword?!" I solved your problem and it wasn't even complex.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 02:30 AM   #9
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"A16characterpassword?!" I solved your problem and it wasn't even complex.
I forgot to mention that the password must be changed every 1-2 months, and you cannot use any of your previous 16 passwords.
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I forgot to mention that the password must be changed every 1-2 months, and you cannot use any of your previous 16 passwords.
Change the "16" to a different two digit number every 60 days. That's what I do at my workstation.
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