Monday, January 16, 2012

Hall of shame: Western Digital

When setting up my otherwise pretty nifty NAS, I stumbled on this error message when setting up the administrator password.  This leads me to the usual questions:

  1. Why limit to 16 characters?  Are you storing this in plaintext, and is that the size you allocated for it?
  2. Why do "double quotes"?  Are you not trusting your own input validation and escaping routines?
  3. What's up with the double errors? Does your system have a stutter?
  4. Why not let me know before I enter my password, what the requirements of said password are?


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