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Hello,

 

I like Nexus and all that. Great stuff.

 

The one thing that really annoys me though is the password situation. My browsers won't autofill my password for some reason so I have to manually type it each time. 

 

The issue is that the password requirement of 12 characters is something that I never find on any other website, so the once every week or two that I log in I have to reset my password to something that I'm just going to end up resetting anyways. It's a minor annoyance, but still kind of annoying. There's nothing for anyone to steal on here from me. It would be nice to make the password requirement a bit simpler, if I was concerned about someone figuring out my password then I'd make a better password anyways.

 

Just my 2 unwanted cents.



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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D



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My browsers won't autofill my password for some reason so I have to manually type it each time.

What browser are you using?  I am using Firefox, and it autofills on the Nexus.



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use a password manager. there are many and they work flawlessly.

or, if you don't trust a password manager, get yourself a little notebook and write your password in it and leave it in a draw somewhere. less safe, but workable.

i hope nexusmods go full fat on this and offer pass phrases in the future. well better than a string of n characters, can be as long as you like, and easy to remember.



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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.



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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.

 

Doubt what you want. My bank password requires only eight characters. There is an option for two-factor authentication, but, it is an OPTION. (same as it is here.)

 

Longer passwords only make it more difficult to brute-force crack them. It does not make your account any more 'secure'.



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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.

 

Doubt what you want. My bank password requires only eight characters. There is an option for two-factor authentication, but, it is an OPTION. (same as it is here.)

 

Longer passwords only make it more difficult to brute-force crack them. It does not make your account any more 'secure'.

 

Yeah, okay.



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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.

 

I think you'd be surprised how many banking sites only let you use up to 8 chars in the password. Without even the possibility of using a longer one. It's kind of hard to find a workable banking option that also has proper levels of security, so very often we just take what we can get.



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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.

 

I think you'd be surprised how many banking sites only let you use up to 8 chars in the password. Without even the possibility of using a longer one. It's kind of hard to find a workable banking option that also has proper levels of security, so very often we just take what we can get.

 

 

Eight character passwords are a holdover from legacy systems, like IBM mainframes.  IBM mainframe had a MAX limit of eight character passwords for decades, and in as much as many banking systems are backed on IBM Mainframes, they use the IBM Mainframe password processors.  Quite a few IBM mainframe customers have not converted to the PassPhrase technology which supports passwords/phrases up to 100 characters. 
 

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Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.

 

I think you'd be surprised how many banking sites only let you use up to 8 chars in the password. Without even the possibility of using a longer one. It's kind of hard to find a workable banking option that also has proper levels of security, so very often we just take what we can get.

 

Then go to a better bank that protects you and your assets

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I see your point. My bank doesn't even have that level of security. :D

I highly doubt that is true. Finance Services is a highly regulated industry and there are stringent requirements around customer data including passwords.

However if it is true then I'd move to a bank that treats your data with respect and secures it.

 

I think you'd be surprised how many banking sites only let you use up to 8 chars in the password. Without even the possibility of using a longer one. It's kind of hard to find a workable banking option that also has proper levels of security, so very often we just take what we can get.

 

 

Eight character passwords are a holdover from legacy systems, like IBM mainframes.  IBM mainframe had a MAX limit of eight character passwords for decades, and in as much as many banking systems are backed on IBM Mainframes, they use the IBM Mainframe password processors.  Quite a few IBM mainframe customers have not converted to the PassPhrase technology which supports passwords/phrases up to 100 characters.

This is incorrect. When you logon to your bank, you are not logging on to a mainframe. Go and read up on the latest (i.e. in the last decade at least) security requirements for mainframe systems. You're trying to conflate something from 20-odd years ago into the current day and age for some reason and it's embarassing to read, to be honest.


Edited by 1ae0bfb8, 23 February 2021 - 08:10 AM.





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