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types of characters in passwords


281apple

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Hi,

I'm trying to obtain a US Copyright and they are asking me to give them a password. They want 8 characters, 2 alpha characters, 1 number and 1 special character. They are closed on Sat and Sun but I've got to do it this weekend. Can anyone tell me what they mean by "alpha characters", and "special character" as concerns a password?

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johndrew

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They obviously want some security.

Alpha characters = letters of the alphabet (a - z) Special characters = @/><^%*}{][~# or any other similar character not alpha or number.

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281apple

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Thanks Johndrew, I'll try it after lunch.

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wiz-king

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Alpha = from the alphabet a,b,d,c,e etc Special = +,-,),(,*,&,_ etc but only use the more common ones that appear on most keyboard

They want a password with 8 in total using a mininum of 2 letters, 1 number and 1 special but you will need to add more to get the total up to 8

eg abcd15_s

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