Uh…

So my password for my work computer is set to expire. Being the diligent and obedient worker that I am, I follow instructions and head to the website where I can reset my password.

Here’s what they tell me my new password must be:

  • (password rules apply to the first 8 characters)
  • have at least 8 character(s).
  • not be longer than 18 characters.
  • have upper and lower case characters.
  • not have more than 8 upper-case letter(s).
  • not have more than 8 lower-case letter(s).
  • have at least 2 letter(s).
  • have at least 1 digit(s).
  • not be constructed from a dictionary word.
  • not be an exact dictionary word match.
  • not contain an exact dictionary word match.
  • not be your profile ID or name.
  • not be your profile ID or name reversed.
  • not contain your profile ID or name.
  • not contain your profile ID or name reversed.
  • not contain your profile ID or name with the letters rearranged.
  • not be your profile ID or name with the letters rearranged.
  • not be an old password.
  • not have more than 2 pair(s) of repeating characters.
  • not have 3 occurrences of the same character.
  • have up to 8 alphanumeric or @#$ characters.
  • contain characters that can be typed on a standard English (US) keyboard.

Uh, okay.

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