Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

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    Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

    This sock locks out your account after 5 missed logins. For people who haven't come to the site in a while or who haven't had their account for long are likely to have this happen. This is a broken and flawed policy. Nobody is going to hack an account in 5 tries. Absolutely only 5 tries will impact valid users trying to login.

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    This policy is bad because it locks out legitimate users

    This policy is completely useless as nobody will be able to hack an account in 5 tries

    Upping this to something like 20 login attempts would keep the same level of security and make the site a lot more user friendly

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    Re: Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

    I agree completely --and I absolutely hate websites that use this. GMI is an online discussion forum about cars, not something where privacy and safety is essential to protect personal information, ie Bank of America online.

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    Re: Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

    Why not just do the forgot password after the 4th attempt?

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    Re: Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

    I belong to several forums and websites that require you to login using a username and password. The majority of them lock you out after a few attempts. It's up to the user to remember their username and password. If you can't do that, write it down somewhere or put it in a database for usernames and passwords. It's a pretty simple solution. People complain about a lot of things on this website, but this takes it to a whole new level.
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    Re: Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Why not just do the forgot password after the 4th attempt?
    Because that would be like asking for help......
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    Re: Locking account after 5 logins...completely useless policy

    3x5 card, 3x5 card alphabetized file box. Five bucks or so at Staples.

    Or keep complaining. easy
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