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I hate password requirements - like this one from Mapquest API:

"Passwords must be between eight and sixteen characters in length. Passwords must utilize at least one character from three of the four following character sets: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, Valid Symbols Valid symbols include ! @ # % ^ ( ) _ - + = | : ' < > , . / ? and ~  "
I wish they would let me put whatever password I want.

Suntrust bank used to require a 4 character password for online banking services.  That was the MAXIMUM!  There are plenty of services that require a minimum length for passwords, but I've never heard of another that specifies such a tiny maximum length - particularly a service that is dealing with such personal financial information!  Now there's a genius move by SunTrust Bank.
Posted on Monday, July 3, 2006 2:26 PM General | Back to top


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I hate suntrust anyway. I closed my account and a transfer to their cc lease company hit my account the same day and they hit me with over a hundred dollars in fees. They didn't let me and the lease company fight it out, and again they hit me with $70 in fees on an account that I shut down because the lease company was fraudulant. I'm still fighting with them. They suck.
Left by myname on Sep 24, 2008 9:31 AM

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