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Dumb Password Rules

Shaming sites with dumb password rules.

Contributing

Feel free to submit a pull request with dumb rules you've encountered.

See other sites for the formatting and follow these rules:

  • Include the name of the site with a link.
  • Add a clean comment about the dumb password rule (optional).
  • Include at least one screenshot.
  • Keep the sites in alphabetical order.

Sites

Table of contents

Admiral

Restrict the inclusion of a % character.

Admiral

ADP

Forced to change the password during the first login. At least they could use proper grammar in their rule list.

ADP

Advanzia

  • Requires at least 6 to a maximum of 12 characters [sic!]
  • Allows only digits and letters without umlauts
  • Allows only specific special characters: ? ! $ €% & * _ = - +. ,:; / () {} [] ~ @ #
  • Allows no spaces

Advanzia

Air France

  • Between 8 to 12 characters
  • Should contain capital, lowercase letters and numbers

Aigues de Barcelona

Aigües de Barcelona

  • Between 6 to 10 characters
  • Only letters and numbers, without spaces

Air France

American Express

Sometimes I forget that caps-lock is on, glad it doesn't matter.

American Express

Ameli.fr (French national health insurance)

This was very painful to find a password that works with this one and that I can actually remember (I ended-up using my bank-account number because everything else failed). It took me maybe one hour and I thought I would become crazy (and yes, the session expires frequently while you are actually thinking about a password).

  • The password must be more than 8 characters
  • But you cannot use more than 13 characters
  • You can only use digits
  • You cannot use your birthdate or your login
  • You cannot use a sequence of digits (if your password happens to contain 56 or 89 it will be rejected)
  • You cannot repeat the same character (if your password contains 22 or 55 it will be rejected)

ameli.fr

AmeriHealth

Their site says "All information is kept safe and secure." Just not as secure as you'd like.

User Password must be between 6 and 14 characters and contain 1 numerical value.

AmeriHealth

AmiAmi

Your password needs to be between 6 and 12 characters long, must contain only letters and numbers.

AmiAmi

ANZ Bank

Your password needs to be between 8 and 16 characters long - no special characters allowed.

ANZBank

AOL

Between 8 and 16, so I can't go up to 20. Oh, and thanks for restricting one of the most common special characters!

AOL

Apple

Can't contain 3 or more consecutive identical characters.

Apple

Arbeitnehmeronline

Service for managing employment documents of the German company Datev.

Only the following character categories are allowed: Letters, numbers and this special charaters set: !#$%&()*+,-./:;<=>?@[]^_`{|}~äöüßÄÖÜ

Arbeitnehmeronline

Arlo

Your password contains characters not listed. Therefore, they do not match.

Arlo

AT&T

The only special characters allowed are underscores and hyphens.

ATT

Banco Mercantil

8 to 15 chars. No special chars allowed but requires special chars. Also requires lowercase, uppercase, and numbers. Consecutive chars are prohibited. Did I mention the page hangs while you type? That eye icon tho.

Banco Mercantil

Bank Millennium

Passwords limited to 8 digits.

Bank Millennium

Battle.net

8 to 16 characters, at least one number and one letter and last but not least NO special characters, and can't have a password that looks like your username too. Oh, and passwords are NOT case sensitive.

A real time travel adventure through the password rules of 2005!

Battle.net

BBVA

Username is your national ID (easy to find) and your password must have up to 6 alphanumeric characters only.

For a bank account with all your money in one of the largest financial institutions in the world.

BBVA

Bendigo Bank

Exactly eight characters.

Bendigo Bank

BDO

Please nominate a password which contains UPPERCASE, lowercase, numbers and symbols. Password should not be the same as the user ID. Avoid using consecutive characters such (ex. abc, DEF, 678) and invalid characters such as [!#$%^&';"].

BDO

Best Buy

You can enter whatever password you like! But you probably don't want to make it too long, because you'll break us and you'll never be able to login again.

Best Buy
Best Buy2

Blackrock

They force you to enter a password that has 8, 9, or 10 characters, then they lecture you on how to create a strong password.

Blackrock

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

16 maximum and no special characters. Protecting your US healthcare information.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

BMO Bank of Montreal

Password must be exactly 6 characters long and no special character.

BMO Bank of Montreal

BMW ConnectedDrive

Although the prompt suggests good things, after many failed attempts to set a new password, it turns out you can ONLY use the special characters shown in the prompt

BMW ConnectedDrive

Boursorama

"To ensure the highest level of security, your password must have... 8 digits". And it must be entered using a funny keypad with the digits in the wrong order.

Boursorama

California Department of Motor Vehicles

They also prohibit pasting into the password field by using a JavaScript alert() whenever you right-click or press the Ctrl button, so you can't use a password manager.

California DMV

CenturyLink

So many bad ideas: a low maximum length, requiring six specific character types while not accepting common symbols, plus a weird restriction that makes random generation harder.

CenturyLink

Charles Sturt University

Prevents spaces and a set list of characters, limits to 30 characters and can only change your password twice per day.

csu.edu.au

Chase Bank

  • Can't use any special characters except ! # $ % + / = @ ~
  • Max length restriction (32 characters).
  • No runs of identical characters ("aaa") or sequential characters ("abc").
  • Password check is case-insensitive

Chase

Chegg

Here are the (only fairly poor) rules for a new password. Enter 64 character password that matches all the rules (notice no rules on maximum length). That password you entered looks good! But we didn't change it. And your old password doesn't work. Or the new one. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Chegg1 Chegg2 Chegg3

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Letters and numbers only, no symbols. Also an undocumented maximum of 12 characters!

CIBC

Comcast

Your password should be difficult to guess as long as it's not over 16 characters long.

Comcast

Commsec

Another financial institution with short password requirements. They also block pasting in to the field, making it a pain to use a password manager.

Commsec

Copyright.gov

I wonder if they cooperate with NSA to enforce the password rules.

Copyright.gov

DBS Bank (Singapore)

[[:digit:]]{6,8}

DBS

Dell

Okay at least 6, that's alright i guess. Oh at least one number and one letter, bit dumb but hey not that dumb.

But hiding the fact that it has a max of 20, now THAT is dumb!

Dell

Deloitte GlobalAdvantage

Rules that are completely arbitrary that basically make all safe passwords wrong, instead forcing pseudo-safe password combinations.

Deloitte GlobalAdvantage

Delta

It's a good thing they don't store personal information such as your passport number... oh wait.

Delta

DJI

The symbol \ is banned without a notice, it'll probably escape whatever you'll put in, just why...

DJI

Dutch Tax Authorities (Belastingdienst)

At least 8 and at most 25 characters, of which at least 3 of the characters were not used in the previous password. No more than 3 of the same characters. At least 1 upper case and 4 lower case characters. No more than 3 special characters.

It's not like hashing passwords is a thing or something.

Dutch Tax Authorities

Easybank (Austrian direct bank)

  • At least 8 and at most 16 (!) characters
  • Must start with 5 digits (do we really want to know what's going on there?)
  • At least one uppercase and one lowercase letter
  • (Some) special characters are permitted, most are not
  • "Simple" patterns are prohibited
  • PINs are case sensitive (at least it's something)

Easybank

Easyjet

No more than 20 characters, use any symbols you like... Oh except #, &, +, or space of course.

Easyjet

El Corte Ingles

Min 6 and max 8 characters for password! Can't contain anything different than letters and numbers. Apart, the email address must have at least 8 characters (sorry million dollar domain owners! :D)

El Corte Ingles

E-learning (Unipd)

Exactly 8 characters for password! There must be at least 1 lowercase letter, at least 1 uppercase letter, at least 1 number and at least 1 special char ( * , . $ # @ etc...).

e-learning (Unipd)

Fidelity

No more than 20 characters and leave out characters commonly used by programmers. We don't want you to hack the mainframe.

Fidelity

Fidelity National Information Services

White label online banking provider. Typically appears as BANK.ibanking-services.com or BANK.ebanking-services.com. If your small local bank has a crappy online banking experience, these guys probably provide it.

\<>' and spaces prohibited, upper bound. Passwords of exactly the maximum length are truncated by one character. Unlisted prohibited characters.

FIS Global

EON

By the time I'd finished reading the rules I've forgotten all of them.

EON

Fundatec

Must be exactly 6 alphanumeric characters, does not show special characters are not allowed, username is your social security number (easily searchable) and the form is sent over plain HTTP. Did I mention this company applies college entrance exams for Computer Science nationwide in Brazil?

Fundatec

Getin Bank

The new password should contain at least 10 and a maximum of 20 characters. The password must contain at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter and one number. The password cannot contain non-ASCII Polish alphabet characters, special characters &<'" or spaces.

Getin Bank

Global Entry

"Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe."

Global Entry

GoDaddy

Some characters are too special.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy SFTP

Max 14 characters for the most important password in your shared hosting environment.

GoDaddy SFTP

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (UK Tax)

We store basically all of your data, but we can't store your password.

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

Hetzner

  • 8 or more characters
  • At least one uppercase and one lowercase letter
  • At least one number or special character

Okay, fair enough, but after putting in a password with some special characters this message appears:

  • Invalid characters, allowed are: A-Z a-z 0-9 ä ö ü ß Ä Ö Ü ^ ! $ % / ( ) = ? + # - . , ; : ~ * @ [ ] { } _ ° §

You can't use &<>'"\|´`, spaces and any other non-ascii character.

Hetzner

ING a dutch bank in almost 50 countries

Max 20 characters, must have one number, one upper case character and one lower case character. You can only use certain special characters. When i asked about it they answer that it's really hard to change it. When i asked if the password is saved as a hash or just plain they send the answer to the technical department this was march 2018.

ING Bank

ING Australia

4 numeric digits. "Added security" by randomising the positions on the keypad. Must be clicked.

ING Australia

ING Romania's Internet Banking Portal

No more, no less than 5 digits. This is the password you use to log in and to confirm online transactions. They used to have "normal" passwords and they forced everybody to change to the 5 digits versions. They said they've made it "so it's easier for you" and it's OK, because everybody has 2FA.

ING Romania

Inria

This is the account for those who work at Inria <https://www.inria.fr/> "the French national research institute for the digital sciences".

You have to wonder what's wrong with these special characters but not the other ones.

  • Password expiration once a year
  • Your password must contain at least 8 characters.
  • Your password can't be a commonly used password.
  • Your password can't be entirely numeric.
  • Your password cannot contain non ascii chars
  • Your password cannot contain ^ " ' space ; /
  • Your password must contain at least 2 punctuation
  • Your password must contain at least 1 uppercase
  • Your password must contain at least 1 lowercase
  • Your password cannot contain your login (or substring of login)
  • Your password cannot contain your last name (or substring of last name)
  • Your password cannot contain your first name (or substring of first name)

Inria

Intel

Intel

Izly by Crous

Izly by Crous is an imposed French payment service for the university. You can't pay your daily meal without that because yeah you know cash is an ancient dumb thing.

Your username is firstname.lastname@youruniversity.fr or your phone number. We only allow you a fixed 6 numbers password. Oh yeah we also block your account after three failed atempts. How convenient when the only thing you need to know is the name of someone and where they study. How convenient indeed.

Oh and also look we got pages NOT TRANSLATED IN FRENCH because duh.

Izly by Crous

Lloyds Bank

Max 15 characters, min 8. You cannot use ANY special characters - alpha-numerics only. This amazingly terrible password policy combines with a known phrase (The "Memorable Information") of which you will be asked for a random 3 characters of if you get your password right. This phrase has similar alpha-numeric restrictions applied.

Lloyds

Jitterbit

While not the dumbest password rule, still dumb.

Password must have a length of at least eight characters and contain at least one: number, special char !#$%-_=+<>, capital letter, and lowercase letter.

Jitterbit

LibraryThing

"Your password cannot be longer than 20 characters"

LibraryThing

Lowes

  • Be 8 to 12 characters in length
  • Include at least 1 letter and 1 number
  • Contain no spaces
  • Contain no more than 3 of the same consecutive characters

Lowes

Maxpreps

Natalie Weiner
can't sign in because her's lastname is offensive language for the website

Maxpreps

ME Bank

  • Must be all numerals.
  • Be 7 to 20 digits.
  • Cannot have the same number three times in a row.
  • Cannot have four ascending or descending numbers.
  • Cannot have the same number appear more than five times.
  • Cannot have pairs next to each other if the second pair is one number higher.
  • Cannot be the same as 8 previous ones.

ME Bank

Merrill Lynch

Passwords must be between 8 and 20 characters, and some special characters are allowed. Users with randomly-generated passwords may find it particularly annoying to generate a password that works for their password safe.

Merrill Lynch

Major League Baseball

When creating a new account they enforce some password rules like: length must be between 8 and 15 characters and there must be one upper case, one lower case letter and one number.

MLB

MetLife

Max length of 20 characters, no special characters allowed. Pasting into the second password field is disabled even with the Chrome extension Don't Fuck With Paste.

MetLife

Microsoft (work accounts)

What doesn't seem to be a problem for personal accounts, is for work accounts from Microsoft (e.g. Office 365 etc.).

Maximum 16 characters. So forget about using your new fancy diceware password here - or really any secure passwords in general.

Oh - and besides that, please don't use any "exotic" symbols, like ¤ or €. Or the letters Æ, Ø or Å from the Danish alphabet. They all are supposedly "spaces".

Microsoft (work accounts)

Mindware

You "may use special characters", but only some of them - and we won't necessarily tell you which ones.

Mindware
Mindware

MKB NetBankár

It only accepts lowercase letters, uppercase letters and numbers (any other character counts as forbidden character).
Also, if your password contains any invalid character, it will get marked as "Identical to the former 10 passwords".
To make it more fun, during the registration, it allows to set a 24 characters password to login to their website.
Once you try to login with the password, it will say that the maximum length accepted is 16 characters.
What actually happens, is that they let you insert 24 characters during registration, but only the first 16 will get actually used as password.

MKB NetBankár

Mobi Bike Share

Your PIN (which is the password you use to login, which lets you, say, buy hundreds of dollars worth of bike-share subscriptions off the saved credit card) must be four numeric digits. Helpfully, they even give you an example of a PIN: 1234.

Mobi Bike Share

Movistar

Min 7 and max 8 characters for password! Also to be different than the username: the user name is automatically generated and is based on the surname of the user with some characters replaced by digits :)

Has been that way for more than 10 years.

MobileIron

MobileIron MDM

You can't make this up - no dictionary words, no more than 2 repeating characters, no alphabetic sequences, no whitespace, 3 character sets, maximum of 32 characters.

Movistar

Mycanal

  • Minimum of 8 characters
  • Contain at least 1 uppercase character or 1 number
  • Can not contain these characters : ‹ › ' "

Mycanal

NBank

User ID has to contain special characters, password may not contain (basically) any special characters.

NBank

Omnivox

Password length must be 8 to 20 characters long with lower case characters and numbers only.

Nevada DMV

Nevada DMV

  • Password length must be exactly 8 characters in length
  • Password must contain at least one letter (any position)
  • Password must contain at least one number (any position)
  • Password must contain one of the following special characters: @ # $
  • Password is not case sensitive

Omnivox

Oracle

Should not or must not? RFC 2119 may want a word with you.

Oracle

Origin

Password must be between 8 and 16 characters long

Origin

PagoMisCuentas

Password must be between 8 and 15 alphanumeric characters, and have at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter.

PagoMisCuentas

Parnassus Investments

A site responsible for protecting your investments limiting you to a four character range with a bunch of other stupid rules? Shocking.

Parnassus

PayPal

We'll tell you not to use your name as your password, but we won't tell you how we restrict your password choice otherwise.

PayPal

Paytm

Password must be between 5 and 15 characters. Also, spaces don't count as characters.

Paytm

PizzaHut

Passwords must be greater than 6 characters, and have an arbitrary set of rules we don't tell you about until after you try to set your password.

PizzaHut-1 PizzaHut-2 PizzaHut-3

Premera Blue Cross

Password must contain 8-30 characters, including one letter and one number. "Special characters allowed" seems to mean a very small handful of choices you can only find through trial and error -_'.@

|Premera Blue Cross|

Raiffeisen Bank Serbia

There are a couple of password limitations when creating a new account on Raiffeisen Bank Serbia on-line banking portal. Password length is limited to minimum 8 and maximum 16 characters. Also, minimum uppercase letters 1, minimum lowercase letter 1, minimum digits 2, maximum consecutive identical characters 4 and first character must be a letter. Oh... And, no special characters!

Raiffeisen Bank Serbia

Red Hat

Symbols. You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Red Hat

Rediff

A maximum password length of 12. The hidden requirements are:

  • atleast 1 uppercase letter
  • atleast 1 lowercase letter
  • atleast 1 numeric character
  • atleast 1 special symbol (which can not be ^, %)

Rediff

Roll 20

Your new password must be at least 4 characters long and no longer than 40 characters. Your password was not changed.

Roll 20

Rushmore Loan Management Services

Hmmm.. why are they afraid of double and single quotes in my passwords?

Rushmore

SAP Cloud Appliance Library

Passwords between 8 and 9 characters are the best.

SAP Cloud Appliance Library

Scandinavian Airlines

The password rules itself is fine, but, it doesn't inform about the max length of the password. Their max length is 14 characters, so even if you enter a password of 42 chars, you can login with the first 14 of it. In this case, I changed my password to Super_l0ng_password_that_fits_all_criteria, and could login with Super_l0ng_pas

Answer form SAS customer service:

> Hi,
> Thank you for your e-mail.
> Our website only takes 14 characters as a password, so somehow when you registered > it took all 49.
> But since our website only asks for 14 characters anything after will be valid.
> I would advice you to change your password.
> Have a wonderful day.

Scandinavian Airlines

Safeway

Passwords limited to 8-12 characters.

Safeway

Sears

"cAsE sensitive, no spaces, ! or ? 8 characters min - 1 letter, 1 number Can't repeat same character more than 3 times in a row Cannot be or contain your username or email address"

Sears

Singapore Airlines

/[0-9]{6}/

Singapore Airlines

Sky Ticket

Sky is a german pay-TV provider with over 23 million subscribed users worldwide. They also have an online streaming service called "Sky Ticket".

You can only set a 4 digit long PIN with no option for two-factor authentication or any additional security mechanisms.

Sky Ticket

Slovenska sporitelna

Slovenska sporitelna is the biggest bank in Slovakia. Despite pretty new version of the internet banking (rolled out in 2018), their password policy restricts password to be 16 characters long at most and prohibits any special characters.

Slovenska sporitelna

Sparda-Bank

Sparda is a group of German banks. They all use the same login form (except for Sparda-Bank Berlin, see below). Their equivalent of a password is called Online-PIN. As the name implies, only digits are allowed. (Zifferneingabe means "digit input"; it opens an on-screen number pad widget.)

Sparda M 1

Not mentioned explicitly: Your PIN is limited to 6 characters, i.e. the range of valid "passwords" is from 000000 to 999999.

Sparda M 2

The odd one out is Sparda-Bank Berlin, which has different rules:

  • At least 8 characters.
  • At most 20 characters.
  • Only the following characters are allowed: a-z, A-Z, ä/Ä, ö/Ö, ü/Ü, ß, 0-9, and the "special characters" @!%&/=?*+;:,._-.
  • Your password must use either digits only (like a PIN) or at least one digit and at least one uppercase letter.

Sparda B

Southwest

Password must be between 8 and 16 characters in length and include at least one uppercase letter and one number. Certain special characters are also allowed, but the first character of the password must be alphanumeric.

Southwest

Sparkasse

„Sparkasse“ is a group of banks which is pretty popular in Germany. It calls its passwords „PIN“ („persönliche Identifikations-Nummer“ — personal identification number), the rules are pretty horrific and its not even a number, even though it is called as such! Here is a screenshot from the branch where I am from (Jena, Germany), but since they have a central IT, I think it will be identical in other branches:

Sparkasse Jena

The rules are as such:

  • Only 5 characters
  • Small letters (a-z)
  • Large letters (A-Z)
  • Numbers (0-9)
  • „Special“ characters: ä,ö,ü,Ä,Ö,Ü and ß (Not suprising for a german Company)

After the rules there some hints on how the password should not look like:

  • Combinations of your initials and the birthyear
  • Your phone number or parts thereof
  • Your zipcode
  • Commom combinations like 123ab or 55555
  • Full or parts of your login credentials

Sprint

Sprint "upgraded" their security and disallow special characters.

Sprint

State Bank of India (Foreign Travel Card)

State Bank of India is the largest government operated bank in India. They offer "travel" prepaid cards for foreign currencies, this is for their portal for the prepaid card users to manage their account.

Your password must:

  • Be between 8 and 9 characters long
  • Contain at least 1 lowercase character
  • Contain at least 1 uppercase character
  • Contain at least 1 special character
  • Contain at least 1 number
  • NOT contain any "hacking characters" - #, %, &, =, /, <

SBI

SunTrust

At least there are a variety of special characters to choose from.

SunTrust

Synchrony Financial

Financial services - where we don't allow you to create the strongest password possible.

Synchrony Financial

T-Mobile

We prefer to not tell you which characters you can use up front.

T-Mobile

Techcombank

Your password must:

  • Be between 6 and 8 characters long
  • Contains at least 1 number character
  • Contains at least 1 lowercase character
  • Contains at least 1 uppercase character
  • Neither space nor unicode character is allowed. In fact, NO special characters is allowed
  • Must be changed every 90 days

Techcombank

Telekom/T-Systems MyWorkplace

Telekom's MyWorkplace is a Single Sign On / login hub for their Open Telekom Cloud which is basically an Amazon AWS clone. It's rather new and especially for business customers. Especially because it is for business customers, there's absolutely no reason to limit a password to 16 characters. Even special characters are limited to a certain set.

MyWorkplace

Thames Water

Can only use the "special" characters on that very limited list, excluding symbols so exotic as an underscore, even. This is despite their own strength checker saying the password is strong.

ThamesWater

Ticketmaster.de

Your password length is limited between 8 and 32 characters.

Ticketmaster.de

Trade Me

Won't allow spaces or single quotes. Maybe other characters as well - they do not say up front - but the password they accepted contained lots of other special characters.

TradeMe

TreasuryDirect

Will allow most passwords longer than 8 characters. Doesn't tell you there is a maximum length of 16 characters. Then forces you to type it with an on-screen keyboard with no capital letters.

Treasury1

Treasury2

TwinSpires

You can gamble on our site. We'll keep your money secure with a 12 character password!

TwinSpires

Ubisoft

Only tells you the rules after submitting and clicking a link to a pop up window.

Ubisoft

Unicaja

Username is your national Spanish ID (easy to find). Your password must be 6 characters long. You can't type, only select characters from the virtual keyboard

Unicaja

+`United Parcel Service of America <https://www.ups.com/doapp/signup>`__

Your password must:

  • Be between 7 and 26 characters long
  • Contain at least 1 lowercase character
  • Contain at least 1 uppercase character
  • Contain at least 1 number character
  • Contain one special character (!@#$%*)
  • NOT contain first or last name
  • NOT contain UPS user ID
  • NOT contain email address

United Parcel Service of America

United States Postal Service

Pick from an arbitrary list of symbols, and no repeating characters.

United States Postal Service

University of California San Diego

Passwords must be between 8 and 11 characters long!

University of California San Diego

University of Texas at Austin

Because of the last two rules, which ban dictionary words and any variants using symbol substitutions, neither of the passwords presented in the xkcd comic are allowed.

University of Texas as Austin

University of Windsor

The password policy applies to alumni as well. Must be at least 10 characters long, with at least 1 upper case and 1 lower case character, at least 1 number, at least 1 special character. Password expires every 120 days, and you can't reuse an old one.

University of Windsor

USAA Bank

Password cannot be longer than 12 characters but they don't tell you that until after you try a new password. To make up for this fact they've added dubious additional security features on top of this weak foundation.

USAA

URSSAF (French employers tax collection service)

When setting a new password: Password must be exactly 8 characters, at least 1 letter, at least 1 number, but no special characters.

URSSAF

Vancity Credit Union

Personal Access Code (or PAC–they are too ashamed to call it a password), must be between 5 to 8 digits and cannot start with '0'. (no letters or symbols)

Vancity Credit Union

Very.co.uk

Password field allows only the listed Special Characters ($ . , ! % ^ *). You're also forced to use both upper, and lower letters, as well as a number.

Very

Vietnam Airlines

[[:alnum:]]{6,8}

Vietnam Airlines

Vio Bank

The password requirement is not even fully enumerated. Upon inspection of the source code, the following lines were found, hidden by javascript: "Must include at least %MINSPECIAL of the following characters:-.~!@#&_{}|:$%^*()=[];?/+"

The actual list of special characters that are prohibited is correctly enumerated there. It's a result of a misapplication of the variable allowedSpecialCharacters found here.

It took under 5 minutes to find the bug after looking at the source for the first time. This is a bank.

Viobank

Virgin Media

Your password needs to be between 8 and 10 characters long, with no spaces, and must contain only numbers and letters. The first character must be a letter.

Virgin Media

Virgin Mobile

You can only use PIN as your password.

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Trains

Your password needs to be between 8 and 10 characters long. Previously this would silently truncate the password without warning, causing confusion when the password wouldn't work.

Virgin Trains

Walmart

Your password length is limited between 6 and 12 characters.

Walmart

Waze

After you request a password reset and you receive an email with instructions and link to reset your password, you are presented with this password reset form. Your password length is limited between 8 and 16 characters. Additionally the form breaks with an error if you use any special characters. The form does not mention anything about special characters. Waze is owned by Google.

Waze

WeatherBug

Maximum 16 characters.

WeatherBug

Wells Fargo

Your password must be between 6 and 14 characters.

Wells Fargo

WellStar MyChart

Your password must be between 8 and 20 characters.

WellStar MyChart

Westpac Live Online Banking

6 non-case sensitive characters [exactly]. no blanks, spaces or special characters.

Westpac Live Online Banking

Williams-Sonoma

25 maximum characters and disallowing some specials.

Williams-Sonoma

Wells Fargo Identity Theft Protection

Your password on an Identity Theft Protection service is limited to between 8 and 20 characters. Your username is allowed to be longer than your password.

Wells Fargo Identity Theft Protection

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