Hardened Password Complexity – Choose a secure password today!

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We have hardened the complexity requirements for passwords customized at Mobi2SMS. For this reason, we are calling on all our users to take a step by choosing a secure password today!

Before now, upon sign up or password reset, Mobi2SMS assigns a random password to you and grants you the opportunity to change this password on your next attempt to use your account.

THE DIFFERENCE

Password complexity requirements previously included:

  1. Your password must be between 4 to 25 characters.
  2. Your password cannot contain spaces.
  3. Your password must contain only characters, numbers, hyphen and underscore.
  4. Your password must contain a mixture of Uppercase (ABC), lowercase (abc) alphabets and numbers (123).

To increase security, we have hardened these requirements by changing one of them.

We have changed the requirement aforementioned in No. 3 to:

Your password must contain only alphabets, numbers, hyphen, underscore and the following special characters:
[email protected]#$%^&*()_+-={}|:”?<>[];\,./

How would this help? This would simply make your password harder for hackers to guess. If you check closely, you would observe that hyphen and underscore are included in the special characters mentioned. We are simply saying that just in case you are not satisfied with using hyphen or underscore, feel free to use any other character spelt out in the requirement.

CHOOSING A SECURE PASSWORD

To choose a secure password, you have to change your current password by going through the following steps without login or while logged in:

Without Login

  1. Visit www.mobi2sms.com and click the Reset link to access the Password Reset form.
  2. When the form is displayed, enter your Username and Email Address then click the Reset button.
  3. Check your email for a confirmation link sent to you from Mobi2SMS Support. When you see it, click it to open a confirmation page in the browser.
  4. Check your email for a random password sent to you from Mobi2SMS Support. When you see it, memorize or keep it in view.
  5. While the random password sent to you is in view, visit www.mobi2sms.com or click the Login link on the last confirmation page you visited.
  6. Enter your username and the new password contained in the Password Reset email in view, then click the Login button.
  7. A page would be displayed to you, allowing you to customize this password. Enter a new password and a confirmation of it in a repeat entry. However, ensure that the password meets the complexity requirements.
  8. Click the Customize button to update your password and access your account thereafter.

While Logged In

  1. Click the Reset Password link from the main menu OR click the RETURN TO MENU link if you are not on the main menu before clicking the Reset Password link.
  2. Select the medium through which you want to receive the random password. You can choose SMS or Email. Choosing SMS would require a deduction of your credits to the cost of sending SMS to the phone number in your account profile.
  3. When done, click the Reset Password button to have your password reset and sent to you by SMS or Email.
  4. Click the RETURN TO MENU link to proceed to the Customize Password page or logout by clicking the Sign Out link and login again as shown in step 6.
  5. If you logged out, check your email for a random password sent to you from Mobi2SMS Support. When you see it, memorize or keep it in view. Then follow steps 6 and 7.
  6. While the random password sent to you is in view, visit www.mobi2sms.com or click the Login link on the last confirmation page you visited.
  7. Enter your username and the new password contained in the Password Reset email in view, then click the Login button.
  8. A page would be displayed to you, allowing you to customize this password. Enter a new password and a confirmation of it in a repeat entry. However, ensure that the password meets the complexity requirements.
  9. Click the Customize button to update your password and access your account thereafter.

STAYING SECURE

It is a good idea to choose a secure password but a great idea to keep it away from everyone. Should you have any challenges with your password or access to your account, please let us know.

We hope this helps you stay secure while using Mobi2SMS.

Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

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Emuobosa Onerhime
Founder - Mobi2SMS
I am an Enterprise Solutions Architect. Having developed portfolio by helping a few startups grow, if I am not developing a website or software project, I am busy carrying on active research and discussing tech facts on social media by blogging.

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