[Wikipedia-l] Re: Password security

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[Wikipedia-l] Re: Password security

Tomasz Wegrzanowski
brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com) wrote:
> Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
>> So, while dictionary-checking sysops' passwords make a lot of sense,
>> there's very little point in limiting passwords of the
non-privileged accounts.
>
> At the moment we don't have a separate switch for sysops, nor any control which
> would prevent blank-password accounts from being made into sysops. I'd rather
> risk disabling a few accounts temporarily than keep the incredibly dangerous
> sysop accounts open (which could be used potenially to great destructive effect).

Could you elaborate on the "temporarily" part ?
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Brion Vibber
Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> Could you elaborate on the "temporarily" part ?

Until I finish the force-user-to-change-password-on-next-login code. (Probably
tomorrow.)

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