[Foundation-l] Password security notes

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon May 7 22:32:50 UTC 2007

On 07/05/07, Brion Vibber <brion at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> We're starting to roll out some additional protections against
> password-guessing attacks, including but not limited to:
> * Weak-password checks on existing sysops on our largest sites. Several
> accounts have had their weak passwords invalidated and will need to
> reset by mail before logging in again.

Needless to say, anyone whose password is a certain string beginning
"09 F9" is blocked forever and their name put in [[Meta:Hall of
Shame]] to be poked fun at.

- d.

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