Tesco Password Requirements – Master Baker
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Tesco Password Requirements

They are big companies. Their goal is not to maximize the security of accounts receivable, but to maximize profits. I guess they want to minimize the cost of helping customers who would be confused or intimidated by the idea that a lost password may never be “recovered” and that a password reset can only be performed by generating or creating a new password. British retail giant Tesco is under fire for its long-standing practice of emailing customers` passwords in plain text. I must be bothered by his dislike for the XKCD comic book “Correct horse battery tapple”. While the method proposed in the comic is bad (try to randomly think of common but unrelated words), the related method (use a random source and a list of words, à la diceware) is good. Passwords (and passphrases) should be memorable, at least the ones used to enter your own password storage system. At one point, my bank required passwords to be exactly 6 characters long and contain at least 2 lowercase letters, at least 2 uppercase letters, and at least 2 numbers. And yes, it requires EXACTLY 6 characters, I even tried a longer password, he said it was too long.

Guess which bank doesn`t hash customer passwords and gives its employees access to those passwords. It appears that Tesco has been sending emails to customers` passwords in plain text since at least 2007, when web developer and blogger “Jemjabella” pointed out the problem. There was an article on BBC Radio 4 News about how the British Immagration Authority conducted a major raid on the Tesco.con command centre following clues and found many immigrants with restricted visas working there. Many of them tesco.com actively engaged in the work well beyond their visa restrictions. “It seems that Tesco is not following industry best practices,” Graham Cluley, senior security consultant at Sophos, said this morning. “Any company that can email you your password is doing something wrong.” You will need to enter a password and PIN. For authentication, you must specify 4 random characters at a time. Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case sensitive. It focuses on users` ability to remember and recover extended passwords, and also shows new insights into how users use different shortcuts to a service when generating their password. A not-so-scientific blog post describing the use of colors as an element of association in the Linkedin leak can be found here: securitynirvana.blogspot.no/2012/06/linkedin-password-infographic.html When you`re at work, connect to the colleague`s Wi-Fi with your Ourtesco ID and try again.

Unfortunately, to date, there are credit card companies – big ones – in the US that have at least some of the security flaws Troy describes in this article. Basically, whenever a website limits me to a subset of the types of characters I can enter into a password element, I have to immediately assume that the website isn`t secure – if they hashed and salted it, they wouldn`t have to let me use a punctuation mark. GE/Sam`s Club Discover suffers from this character type limitation due to design uncertainty (feel free to fix me when they fix this flaw). And to say that they have suffered a significant data breach in the last 12 months, which has forced them to reissue a significant number of new loyalty cards. I`m a Tesco customer and the stupid 10-character password limit has been hijacking me for ages. How can you implement a reasonable password strategy in the face of such annoying restrictions? “Given the recent incidents at LinkedIn and Yahoo!, every company should spend a lot of time worrying about password security,” Cluley said. He added that customers should use different passwords for each website they use. I agree with Dave, some go with my bank. Why on earth do they limit the password length to ~10 characters. “What bothers me is the insistence that you use the case in a password” I try to log in to Ourtesco to see my pay and shifts and so on. keeps saying that my passwords have expired and if I change them, no matter what I change, he says they don`t meet the requirements even if everything is checked. Does anyone know of any who meet the requirements in some way? The fact that Tesco is able to send passwords in plain text suggests that the company itself can access passwords in unencrypted form.

This means that a hacker who gains access to Tesco`s systems can access customers` passwords relatively easily. My bank uses 2-factor authentication for transactions (chipTAN), but the password to log in to the online bank account, which allows you to view information but not start transactions, is a maximum of 5 digits “PIN” labeled in Latin 1-alphanumeric (so at least äöüß are allowed). Although, in addition to my post above, the price of comically stunted passwords has to go to National Savings & Investments (NS&I). You limit the password to only 8 characters. Confronted by blogger and security author Troy Hunt, an official Tesco Twitter account responded that “passwords are stored securely. They are only copied in plain text if they are automatically pasted into a password reminder email. You are responsible for all content posted or communicated under your username, including the use of your username by others. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you agree not to disclose your login information to any third party, grant anyone access to your account, or do anything else that could compromise the security of your password or user account. You may only use your community for lawful purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the laws of the United Kingdom when operating your account and posting content. What bothers me is the insistence that you use upper and lower case in a password; Sorry, but that hardly adds any extra entropy.

A 16-digit password with uppercase and lowercase is no better than an 18-digit lowercase password. And I find that 2 extra characters are much easier to remember than using capital letters. (Unless you just do the first or last letter just to fulfill a ridiculous password requirement.) my favorite is Charles Schwab. they allow [a-zA-Z0-9]{6,8}. Your example of a good password is “will1am”. Not like my financial data is worth protecting. Virgin-Mobile is just as terrible. No password, just a PIN. There are 6 numbers, no shorter or longer and no letters.

And if you change the PIN, they will email it to you. I was in the same position as you a few months ago and the only solution I could find was to set a password so difficult that I wouldn`t be able to replicate it the next time I logged in. My supervisor had to reset a password for me. It took about 4 days before I could sign up next time. Not comfortable at all. As many Twitter users have pointed out, this falls short of security best practices, because if Tesco can access unencrypted passwords, a hacker could do it too. You will need your username and password to log in to My Account. You selected them when purchasing your contract and you will find your username in your order confirmation email (this can be your email address or a username you specified when registering).

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