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Weak password creation

I've just gone through the motions to reset myvirginmedia account password. I was greeted with this instruction for the parameters of the new password:

8-10 characters long, letters and numbers only, no spaces. First character must be a letter.

I'm truly stunned at how incredibly weak the resultant password is going to be without the use of special characters and such a short length. Why help out hackers by stating that the first character must be a letter? 

This is very poor. 

Is there another procedure please to create a stronger password outside of these parameters?

 

 
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Hello

A 10 letter / number combination for a password although a little week would still take 7 mths to crack, with regards to setting a stronger one for Virginmedia there is no way to do that those are the requirements that virginmedia have.

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Thanks Mike. The irony is that you can set a decent password on this forum
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Hello

I certainly understand the forum is not developed by Virginmedia it is a commercial forum as developed by Khronos.

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