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"How many websites have you seen that only support letters and numbers for passwords? Too many in my book." Very true, though this is generally to prevent XSS or SQL injections. If you didn't allow the keys ' " = < and > then you're potentially confusing users with what they can and cant have in their passwords, thus why some sites only allow alpha-numeric passwords As for first work from a song or mnemonics, I quite like the idea and may start using them! Very interesting post!
Commented May 16, 2010 on
The article Passwords: The Weakest Link references a 25 year old research work on the efficacy of passwords: In the pre-Internet Age of 1979, when storage was measured in the number of bits that could fit on a foot of magnetic tape, a seminal paper on password security found that a third of u...
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