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Hi everyone,

Here at Malwarebytes, your security is always our top priority.

With the new features added in our forum software provider’s release (here), we will be implementing an enhanced password requirement for the Malwarebytes Forums.This change will affect both new users signing up to our forums and any users who update their password after today. We encourage all to adhere to this new policy.

Passwords will be required to be “Strong” and there will be a password meter to guide you to this strength level.

Per IPS, “The strength of a password is calculated using an algorithm which rewards longer passwords with a mix of letters, numbers and symbols, and subtracts points for using consecutive or sequential characters.” A “Strong” password is “a mixture of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and special characters.”

Additionally, here are some password tips: “8 or more characters, Mixture of letters and numbers, Mixture of upper and lowercase, Special characters and Non-dictionary words”.

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Here are a few examples of the new password meter and requirements in action:

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Although not required, we encourage all users to obtain the highest password strength of “Very Strong”as shown in this example:

Very Strong.png

In addition to having a strong password for your Malwarebytes Forums account, we encourage strong passwords for all of your accounts. You can learn more about good password habits at https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2015/01/the-password-and-you/.

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