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Rule n° 198 - A mechanism raises the user's awareness regarding their password's level of security

A password must have a minimum level of complexity so that it cannot be easily guessed for malicious purposes. It is advisable to warn the user if the password he has chosen is not complex enough. Some systems even make it possible to inform the user of this on-line while entering the password.

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  • Inform users of the level of security of their selected passwords and, therefore, the risk of being hacked.


Entering the password leads to validation and a response indicating its degree of security, before final submission of the registration form or password change.


In any registration or password change form:
  • Enter a password and ensure that this entry leads to validation and a response indicating its degree of security, before the final submission of the form.
This validation can be more or less strict: check the number of characters, the absence of the account identifier in the password, the type of characters present, etc.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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