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Password insecurity
Authored by: ptwithy on Sep 01, '09 12:16:14PM

Wow. What nitwit thought that my VPN would be more secure if they made me type my password every time? I really thought I was screwed by the "no UDP" support thing, but it was really just that "TQrV9yo8varLjI" was too difficult for me to type with _no_ visual feedback. What bonehead thought that you should not be allowed to see while you are typing your password? It's not like it will be left around in my teletype printout... And why, oh why, would they think that disabling paste would make things more secure? I wrote my password down anyways in the keychain -- so disabling paste didn't stop me from writing it down.

The upshot is, I've changed my password to the shortest, simplest phrase that will be accepted as a password, surely totally defeating the purpose of having a VPN in the first place.



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