WordPress improves password security

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I’m a big WordPress fan – it’s no secret. This week they implemented a great feature: a password strength meter for WordPress blog users.

Here’s how it works: when a WordPress.com blog owner sets or changes their password, WordPress shows a meter that indicates how strong the password is. Here’s what it looks like:

WordPress password strength

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One thought on “WordPress improves password security

  1. dpatrickcaldwell

    I hate when I’m trying to type a password in and I can’t use # or ! or other special characters or I can’t use a password longer than 12 characters. I mean, why limit me on the strength of my own password? It seems like WordPress got it right.

    I enjoyed your post about password security. That’s one of my favorite topics in my blog (in fact, I wrote something today about how programmers store passwords). It’s really frustrating for me when I have a really strong password and someone does something stupid with it like email my password to me, store it in plain text, or have me verify my social security number as authentication.

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