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

Dmitrijs Ledkovs launchpad at surgut.co.uk
Fri Sep 7 01:22:26 UTC 2012

Some country names are, but not all.

Converting to ascii is not that easy, think about arabic languages.

I am confused about your remark about unitedkingdon and
unitedstatesofamerica, we use geonames database which has comprehensive
official, alternative and local/slang names of cities/towns/locations.
It is not specific to UK nor USA. The database quality does vary from
country to country.

"However simple and inconclusive the verification is, it should behave the same way for every condition provided."
Both halfs of this statement contradict each other. It currently is simple and inconclusive. It is not meant to be comprehensive and cover every possible condition.

This is out of scope for ubiquity project by it self and should be
implemented externally. Do you know a library that provides such
comprehensive functionality and calculates passwords strengths based on
localised hints?

** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
       Status: Triaged => Won't Fix

** Changed in: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
       Status: Triaged => Won't Fix

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

Status in “gnome-control-center” package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

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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