No matter how good the software running on a website is, there is always the human factor. If your password is “test”, “1234”, “qwerty” or anything obvious then you are putting your blog at risk of having it hacked. For that reason the password change form on the profile page now checks how strong your password is.
A password can have four levels of strength:
- Too short
Please try to make your passwords “strong”, but we’ll accept “good” passwords too. It makes it a bit harder to change your password but the extra effort is worth it.
We’re using this code by Phiras. Thank you Phiras for making it available! I’m going to integrate this into WPMU soon as strong passwords are so important for site security.
Wow! It’s ages since I’ve made a post about a new feature here. There’s a good reason for that. My wonderful son Adam was born on April 21st and had a small bit to do with my lack of updates. I’m working on a few more things now so I’ll be back to blog about more goodies soon!