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This alert popped up today while I was registering for a library ID at a local university (Bielefeld, Germany). This is what it reads:
“Your current password does not meet our guidelines. It has to be exactly 8 characters long; at least one character of the first six characters has to be a letter. The use of special characters is explicitly recommended (the following special characters are forbidden: [some characters]).
For more info, please read our guidelines for basic IT security.”

Wtf? The password has to be EXACTLY 8 CHARS LONG? WHAT STINKING MOTHERFUCKING COCKNUGGET CAME UP WITH THAT BULLSHIT?!

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  • 20
    That error is actually a side effect, caused by the fact, that Bielefeld doesn't actually exist.
  • 3
    @metamourge shit, you’re probably right!
  • 6
    Please choose your password you can choose anything as long as its "Peanut69"
  • 1
    @Alice the town is actually not as weird as this message.
  • 2
    Password requirements designed to facilitate password stealing, and/or an indication that they are stored plaintext as. DOS file name. Because of course.
  • 1
    lol I remember signing up for BUPA (famous health insurance company in australia), it rejected my registration saying my password is too long 😂
  • 2
    Basisschutz, mhm
  • 3
    BIELEFELD DOESN'T EXIST
  • 4
    still better than some school in karlsruhe, which had the rule of using the student-id as password a year ago
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  • 10
    Came here expecting Bielefeld jokes, not disappointed.
  • 1
    @RantSomeWhere Woah, I didn't expect to meet anyone from Bielefeld or the surrounding area here! Heey! I live in Bielefeld!
  • 0
    @NotMe Kreis Gütersloh here
  • 0
    It is so weird, others do that too. They teach people that special characters are outdated and instead length is decisive, then proceed to use that nonsense for all logins on their services.

    Just why.
  • 2
    Soooo... Basically a password with exactly 8 characters will be incredibly fast and easy to crack... Good job guys!
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