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Names vs Security

Since LastPass’ most recent security issues (do use a password manager but not LastPass) I’ve seen a lot of people online changing all their passwords and realising how bad the experience is.

For those of us with names which can be spelled in the limited ASCII alphabet the pain point is the password part - where the rules can be annoying but in the end we can work around them.

Today I saw a post Hello my name is St�phanie which highlights how there is a bigger problem for many people.

It all got me thinking : why do we (developers) do this ?

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