Bad MySpace. No.
I don’t really use MySpace very often anymore. The novelty wore off pretty quickly and it’s rare that I’d even log in more than once a month these days. (I use Facebook slightly more frequently, and still haven’t found a real use for my Twitter account.)
In the interest of improving the security of my various online presences, I’ve started using KeePass (technically KeePassX), and decided that the social networks would be the first to undergo maintenance. Random string 24 characters long for Facebook — no problem.
Then MySpace gave me this:
Why the hell would you limit a password to 10 characters? I can understand a lower limit (e.g. no less than 6), but to have a maximum allowable size of 10 characters is just retarded in this day and age. Especially when (as you can see from the photo) my old password was 12 characters long. So MySpace is now restricting my password to be shorter. Very. Bad. Idea. Then again, this is MySpace we’re talking about.
~ by MattR on July 21, 2009.