Re: Are We Changing Passwords, Again?
The postings on this site are public. A password hack is minor, it only lets someone impersonate you on an anonymous public forum.
If users are linked to real identities, then the situation changes. a password hack will expose your real identity to your posts on an anonymous site with possibly very severe consequences.
Requiring capital, letter, number, symbol is very insecure because many people will use simplified passwords that they can remember, and which are easy to find Password.123 for example.
Simple passwords are very secure because you can remember bluedoggogglesairplane by putting the image of a blue dog flying an airplane in your mind, but it is very difficult for a computer to guess.