Runescape Disallows Weak Passwords


I haven’t played Runescape in ages but I still poke over there ever so often.  I noticed today that the admins are disallowing the use of 500 simple passwords.

I have to admit that’s gotten me thinking about other platforms that I use.  Almost all of the platforms use some form of security for saving their passwords. (I throw that in there since Runescape doesn’t actually say that they’re doing that.  I do hope the passwords aren’t stored in plain text like some programs I’ve used in the past are.)

I would think that it would be fairly easy to create a script to runs through all of your users and sees if what’s saved in the database for their encrypted password matches a list of predetermined passwords already encrypted.

Getting those folks who do make a match to redo their password would then have to be programmed.


Got called a spammer this morning

*chuckle* Gotta love this:
I’ve been playing RuneScape for the past few days and spending time over at Sal’s Runescape forum. I had a question about carrying gold and asked it. During the discussion, I thanked the responders for their responses trying to be polite.
Imagine my surprise when I get a note from a moderator over there stating that I had spammed. His reasoning was that if a post does not add to the content of the discussion, it would automattically be considered spam.
While I agree with that rule, can understand it and fully support it, please note that my thanking folks for their time is considered spam. That means politeness is spammy. Whoa!
I also disagree with that I didn’t add to the content of the discussion. My thanking folks acknowledged that I read the discussion and thanked them for their time. I had been told by another moderator that we should always stated that we had our questions answered and that’s what I did.
So I’m an evil spammer. I guess I should go hang my head in shame. Mind you that the forums are filled with worse issues that are being ignored.
Bloodly hell.