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Apr
09

Password strength check in Skype

Password checker is really good and useful, it checks your password complexity.

But I found it frustrating with Skype while providing new password. Skype has very clean, simple design for changing your password. It ask you for new password and re-enter new password for confirmation, that’s it.

It has password checker facility. Once you enter password, it checks password complexity and ask you to provide new password if your password is simple. There is a clear instruction saying “Passwords should be at least 6 characters long, including 1 number and 1 letter.”

 

Skype_changepassword_01

I entered a complex password (more than 6 characters including 1 number and 1 letter) but Skype didn’t accept it. I tried more complex for 8-10 times, I tried my best to create more complex passwords with all possible combinations, but still Skype asked me to provide more complex password. Finally I gave up, and close my browser.

 

Skype_PasswordChange_02

 

 

In such situations solution could be, Skype should allow me to proceed with my password and just warn me about low complexity or give me some tips or sample passwords that

I can modify and use/ refer to create new or generate some passwords which will be complex enough according to Skype password checker, but at the same time should be easy to remember for me.

 

A simple solution could be –

 

 

 

 

changepass01

 

changepass02 

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11 Responses to “Password strength check in Skype”


  1. 1 John
    July 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I have the same problem.
    That’s why I have stopped to use Skype altogether. Stupid design!

  2. 2 ugh
    June 9, 2011 at 12:29 am

    This is so ridiculous. I have tried 10 different passwords and it won’t accept any of them. There is no way in hell anyone could guess or hack them.

    Whatever IT genius dreamed up this password policy should be fired immediately for not knowing anything about security.

  3. 3 Brendan
    July 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    it can only have one number and one letter, for example, !@#$%%a1

    i hate it and it is stupid. Refer to this rant i posted on facebook just today:

    “skypes new password policy: it must be more then 6 characters long BUT it has to have exactly ONE letter and ONE number.
    my password is now at a security level that would challenge the CIA.

    Thankyou skype, for i was so worried somebody would try to impersonate me in a video chat with my friends. Who knows, without these security measures some unruly hacker may have found out my name, or even the country i live in!”

  4. 4 Lee
    October 8, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I’m having the same problem. I’m trying to sign up. I’m using a 17 character password using numbers, letters (upper ANd lower case) AND symbols… still says it’s too easy to guess.

  5. October 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Create a skpe password for me.

  6. June 29, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Good article. I’m facing many of these issues as well..

  7. October 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

    give me the numbar and letter in order to use

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  9. April 13, 2013 at 5:07 am

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  10. July 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally
    I’ve found something which helped me. Cheers!


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