ICQ/ComPad has finally a site (only works in MSIE) that explains what normal and strong passwords are.
This seems to be another step towards informing users after putting a warning on the ICQ site login window.
A strong password is a password that is difficult for others to guess or for automatic programs to guess.
Some sites, ComPad one of them, require you to select a normal or strong password for better security.
There are 4 types of characters your ComPad password can contain:
1. Uppercase letters. For example: A, B, T.
2. Lowercase letter. For example: a, b, t.
3. Numbers. For example: 1,2,3.
4. Symbols. Allowed symbols: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( )
A normal password must:
– Contain 6-8 characters, with at least 2 types of characters.
– Contain at least 2 types of characters. It must contain one character of any of the types in the middle of the password.
beDRoom – good
BedrooM – not good
Bedroom – not good
– Not contain your first, last, display name, email address or ComPad ID.
* A strong password is just like a normal one, only it must:
– Contain 6 characters, with at least 3 types of characters
or 7-8 characters, with at least 2 types of characters.
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