Twitter bans easy to guess passwords

I read this news here about twitter banning weak passwords . Also, they have provided the list of banned passwords. This is definitely a good move and helps with user awareness. However, this is not enough.

A malicious hacker trying a dictionary attack would use a password dictionary that has much more than just 370 passwords.

Instead,  I would have liked to see twitter stop accepting passwords that is not complex ( a password less than 8 characters long, has a CAPITAL and a special character). Right now, it does show a password rating during signup but it accepts passwords other than the “too obivious” ones.


Have twitter use two-factor authentication like WikID

Ofcourse, this leads to the same old argument on choice of  “easy to use” or “more secure”.

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