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accepted Does forcing a user to add numbers or uppercase letters really make a password stronger?
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comment Does forcing a user to add numbers or uppercase letters really make a password stronger?
What I am thinking is that it would be a better practice to prompt the user that they CAN use any combination of characters/letters/symbols but not FORCE them into any particular pattern with the interest of maximizing the possible number of passwords.
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comment Does forcing a user to add numbers or uppercase letters really make a password stronger?
That comic was what prompted this - I just couldn't remember where I saw it first. And to clarify, excluding lower-case, text-only passwords eliminates an exponential number of possibilities as the character length increases; the person cracking now does not have to check these.
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asked Does forcing a user to add numbers or uppercase letters really make a password stronger?