@ellotheth Oh my god those sites can get DIRECTLY into the bin!
@ellotheth What's your go-to length these days?
@squaregoldfish It's whatever I get from the random words my password manager gives me, so it's almost always over 32.
@ellotheth I see. LastPass still reckons 16 random chars is good enough, but I've been wondering if I should increase it anyway. It's zero extra effort for me, so I suppose I probably should.
@squaregoldfish 16 random is solid, and that'll keep you under most of the derpy password requirements. I *hate* keying random characters into places that I can't copy/paste (like gaming consoles, or server recovery consoles, or whatever else), so I try to make up for the smaller bit space with length.
@ellotheth Fair point. The only time I hit that issue is my bank who asks for the 5th, 8th and 12th letters.
@ellotheth And of course after I've typed in 3 letters LastPass detects it as a password change and tries to save it. One day I'm definitely going to nuke it by accident.
@squaregoldfish Haaahaahahahaha 😓
@ellotheth I'm sorry, but this is mastodon.technology, not mastodon.cursedimages. Please redirect yourself to the appropriate instance.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!
We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.
Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!