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I wanted to note something I found on Amazon.com so that people won't enter their passwords wrong.

 

It seems that the "change password" form's password field only accepts 20 characters, while the sign-in form accepts any number of them. If you use the password generator to make a, say, 25-character password and paste it into the change-password form, only the first 20 characters will be used, but its hard to notice that. Obviously now if you put your 25-char pass into KPM and try and use it to sign in later it will be wrong.

 

The workaround if this happens - assuming you have access to the same form as where you put the pass in originally - is to select the password field, hold any letter/number for a while, Ctrl-A, then copy/paste into notepad, count the number of characters and then enter that number of characters from your password.

 

I only tested this on Amazon, but theoretically it could happen on any site that limits the number of characters in the registration/change-password fields but not the sign-in field.

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