I receive a lot of requests regarding password generation. These range from simplifying generated passwords to not allowing special characters (or so many), shorter or easier to use passwords, etc.
Password strength and security are a touchy subject because on one hand you want a good user experience but on the other you want security. Default random passwords can be difficult to for users to use (and remember – if they don’t change it). Too simple a password and any dictionary cracker can hack it. [Read more…]