Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rube Goldberg Password Policy

Password must not be a word found within any dictionary throughout the world
Password must not be the name of any famous sports athlete
Password must not match the name family members or pets
Password must not be longer than the sum of digits for current calendar year plus 10
Password must not contain any number evenly divisible by 2 or 4 or Mersenne prime number
Password must contain at least 2 alphabetic character(s)
Password must contain at least 1 lowercase letter(s)
Password must contain at least 1 numeric character(s)
Password must contain at least 1 uppercase letter(s)
Password must not match of contain your user ID
Password must not be the name of any known Marvel super-hero
Password must not match any words considered profane
Password must not be one of 1000 previous passwords used on any other Internet site
Password must not be the name of a human body part

Password for the sum of digits in current calendar year too small so I added 10 (thanks to @DonaldOJDK).  Other than this, it's a password policy that would make Rube Goldberg proud.

--Milton

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