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Relax security code minimum length [answered]

asked 2014-01-09 01:21:39 +0300

updated 2014-01-18 14:32:52 +0300

rainisto gravatar image

Now I have to type at least 5 digits correctly. Sounds easy, right? But I constantly use two smartphones (or even more), each has its own button sizes... Well, for me personally 4 digits code is pretty OK, but adding one more digit significantly increases miss rate. I propose to relax the requirement and allow 4 or even 3 digits. For security:

  • Warn the user about weak code (sample numbers about time required to brute force the code manually may give the impression), or
  • Make a delay after incorrect attempts. Start from half a second and double the interval every time.
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I agree, but I would like gesture-based device lock even better. Used it a lot with my Motorola Milestone running CyanogenMod custom rom.

hana ( 2014-01-09 03:09:25 +0300 )edit

Sure, other methods would be nice too. My suggestion is relatively easy to implement.

const ( 2014-01-09 12:27:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-18 14:39:52 +0300

rainisto gravatar image

If you want to protect against brute force you should enter atleast 8 digits lockcode.

Thanks for the feature request though, I'll take it under consideration.

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