[Bug 1044868] Re: Ubuntu should encourage stronger passwords using stronger algorithms, note i18n issues

Sebastian Benvenuti 1044868 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Sep 7 00:28:49 UTC 2012

Most of those words are already on the installation media.
The country names, being the most basic are obviously there since I have to choose it on previous steps.
The most important thing is that special characters should be based on the keymap and/or the selected locale.
Being ambiguous, like dns that accept "ñ" as "n", "ç" as "c", should solve the part were españa is not treated as a word but as espa(special character N)a.
Keep in mind that In most countries english is not the local language.
If the last impression, prior to the use of the installed system is  "my password is ridiculously weak and it's accepted as fair without a warning" does not look secure enough. And it's misleading to have a strength check that does not respond to rules relative to the language, keymap and country declared before. However simple and inconclusive the verification is,  it should behave the same way for every condition provided.
I remark the country name because it's prompted, even auto-selected with geoip with internet connection, before the password is entered. That check is obviously done with the unitedkingdom and unitedstatesofamerica.

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  Ubuntu should encourage stronger passwords using stronger algorithms,
  note i18n issues

Status in “gnome-control-center” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

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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