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Security - strong passwords

Posted by Steve Healy 
Security - strong passwords
May 10, 2013 02:05AM
I was looking for a mod to increase security for phorum.

Specifically, something to:
- require stronger passwords.
(options for minimum password length, require numbers and symbols, exclude dictionary words, etc)
- set expirations on passwords to force periodic password change
(needed to force existing users to update to a new strong password)

I searched and didn't find any prior discussion of this?

Steve Healy, Phorum hacker, currently on: (version 5.2.19)
Birthdays mod, Top Users mod, Icon legend.tpl, (plus a handful of bugfixes and old 5.0 creations)
Re: Security - strong passwords
May 10, 2013 09:16AM
I don't remember any such module either but I guess it can be easily derived from the username restrictions module which is in the distribution already.
On the other hand I was working on a module for more secure password storage with salted passwords and different algorithms used.

Thomas Seifert
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