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Password is too weak…

It’s good to see providers beginning to rethink their password policies. But this from BT?

BT password

Password paranoia?

This was the rejected password:

Tfi]XoDS|?RQc|L1}Te(BvX>o

I cannot begin to imagine what a strong password would look like…

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see also: Yahoo says my password is too weak

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  1. LitSpirit
    January 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Yep – turn off adblock plus and it worked for me too!!!

  2. November 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Turning off Adblock worked for me. Just turn it off and refresh the page.

    • kusuma lie
      December 4, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Thanks, mate! Its worked for me too

  3. m
    November 16, 2013 at 1:58 am

    ITS NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO RESET PASSWORD IN YAHOO MAIL,,, NO CHOICE BUT LEAVE YAHOO MAIL AND EVERYTHING YAHOO

    • m
      November 16, 2013 at 2:00 am

      whatever however complex the new password, yahoo rejected it because yahoo said the new password is weak LEAVE YAHOO

      • SCope
        November 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        I just spent days trying to reset mine on my laptop using safari. Nothing worked. I just used the yahoo mail app on my iPad to reset it and it worked right away. There is obviously something very wrong with their system, but I would try changing it using a mobile app if you can?

    • Andrei
      November 22, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Managed to change the password in Internet Explorer … (Hasn’t worked in Chrome, without any extra plugins)

  4. KEIZO KANESHIRO
    October 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    “i SECOND THAT”

    Musa :
    Same issue with me, but it would be better to generate new ID in Gmail and forget Yahoo

  5. KEIZO KANESHIRO
    October 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    “WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AGAIN!”
    GENERATED 32 CHARACTERS PASSWORD AFTER 15 MINS OF TRYING COMBINATIONS; AND THE 1 BAR WEAK PASSWORD SEEMS TO BE AN STATIC IMAGE INSTEAD. FANTASTIC!
    REPEATEDLY FRUSTRATES BY HAVING ISSUES , THEN GIVING YOU ISSUES BY MAKING IT AS IF THE SECURITY AND ALL IS FANTASTIC.
    IF BROWSERS AND WHATEVER INTERFERES WITH PASSWORDS WHILE REGISTERING OR KEYING IN THEN THERE IS A VERY BIG PROB HERE;AND/OR SPENDING HALF AN HOUR KEYING IN THE RIGHT PASSWORD BUT NOT GETTING THROUHG.
    ENOUGH SAID.
    THINK THAT IS WHY I LOGIN ONCE IN FEW MTHS MAYBE AND THE VERY LAST TIME, I REALIZED IT WAS HACKED.
    THANKS!
    I M OFF

  6. sagar
    September 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    The FIX:
    By temporarily disabling Adblock Plus in FF, changing the password is then permitted..goto ur browser add on..disable adblock and then change

  7. Nyool
    July 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I had the same problem and I solved it. All you need to do is to create password in the very same website, but using Internet Explorer. I created a very strong account and it showed me that it was very strong indeed, thus making me able to create it. Otherwise, yahoo can be normally used with the browser you like.

    Have fun! :)

  8. Musa
    July 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    i have type few password but system saying your password is weak why?

  9. Happy Monkey
    July 3, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I’m having the same issue. No matter how random or how well it fits in the criteria asked by the system I always get password invalid or too weak. I even tried the passwords generators and it still won’t work – pasted or typed out. I’m at my wits end. I’m just trying to recover my old email.

    • Musa
      July 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Same issue with me, but it would be better to generate new ID in Gmail and forget Yahoo

  10. jairo
    June 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Just type the password in the Yahoo password page and do not paste it or you will get that same message as I found out. You can type it in and it doesn’t have to be upper or lower case or special characters.

  11. Pauletta
    February 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    So did you resolve the problem? I am having the same problem with Yahoo.
    Yahoo keeps rejecting perfectly good and strong passwords with the message “password is too weak.” How did you solve the problem?

    • February 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Yes – see comment stamped ‘September 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm’ below.

      • tehnicaorg
        February 7, 2013 at 8:29 am

        #4, #5 make up your mind :D. Soon You’ll say it’s six. Or seven.

      • February 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

        I noticed that, too – so I changed it to the time-stamp. Seems like this theme automatically renumbers the comments. :-)

  12. Iyke
    September 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I wondera, I am experiencing same now. I wonder what they actually

  13. Andrei
    September 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Was it because you pasted it and not typed it?

    • September 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      No. The post is slightly tongue in cheek, although exactly as it happened. My password was generated by a password manager. But if you look closely, you’ll see it includes a couple of vertical bars that are not specifically allowed by BT’s software. That, I suspect, is why it was rejected.

      However, even without those vertical bars it would still have been rejected because mine is 20+ characters in length while BT allows only a maximum of 16 characters.

      I know that some sites don’t allow pasting (such as HMRC, for example), but that wasn’t the problem in this instance.

      I wondered if I was being unfair to BT, but then I decided that if their coders are too lazy or sloppy to write the correct error message, they deserve to be slagged off.

      • Andrei
        September 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

        At least with this visible password limitations (charset, length) you know they won’t store it hashed :).

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