[Bug 1044868] Re: Unsecure passwords reported as acceptable as well as strong ones

Mattia Rizzolo mapreri at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 19:37:33 UTC 2012

I thing checking the password in order to prevent the use of a
dictionary word is excessive (it's true the password is important, but
-in a desktop location- sometimes the security isn't a issue), but
looking for a limited set of words, like "password" in all language,
"qwerty", and so on...

@xnox: I let you change the bug state at your opinion

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  Unsecure passwords reported as acceptable as well as strong ones

Status in “gnome-control-center” package in Ubuntu:
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Bug description:
  When you set the password during the installation or also when you
  change it via the gnome-control-center you can insert a weak password
  (like "123456" or "qwerty" or "abcdef" or "password" itself) without
  any alerts, or so on.

  The suggestion is a password strength verification that includes the most used passwords (like "1234" or "qwerty") and a dictionary that includes the word password in every language.
  A special attention to language like Spanish where "password" is "contraseña", and where is the character "ñ" which can be recognize as a special symbol.

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