The Funny Password Fails on Twitch: Are You Guilty Too?

Mason Riverwind

Updated Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever come across an online platform with strict password rules that left you scratching your head? Well, you're not alone! A recent screenshot from Twitch, the popular live streaming platform for gamers, has revealed some seriously funny and frustrating password fails.

In the screenshot, we see a sign-up form with the purple Twitch logo at the top, enticing users to "Join Twitch today." Below this, we have the options to "Log In" or "Sign Up," with the latter highlighted in purple, indicating that it's the active choice. But it's what follows that really catches our attention.

The form asks for a username and a password. The username entered is "Tog***iComeBack," which is met with a green checkmark, signifying its availability. So far, so good. But it's the password that has everyone talking.

The password entered is "Takethef***ingpassword" (censored for appropriateness). And guess what? The strength of this password is labeled as "Weak," accompanied by an orange progress bar and a caution sign. It seems like Twitch isn't impressed with this choice of password!

Below the password field, there's a footnote marked with an asterisk, saying, "*This is a very common password, add more words or characters." Ouch! It looks like a lot of people have been using this password, and Twitch has had enough.

The comments on this post are a mix of amusement, frustration, and even some Hunter x Hunter fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter. One user hilariously misspelt "password," while another commented, "if that is still a common password then I don't know what common is anymore."

But it's not just the password itself that's causing a stir. Some users are annoyed by the strict password requirements, with one person mentioning their frustration when a password with ABC in it was rejected. Others are questioning the effectiveness of password authentication altogether, suggesting the use of multi-factor authentication instead.

It seems that Twitch's password rules have led to some users giving up on the platform altogether. As one user commented, "Yeah, I gave up using Twitch because of this." And another shared their experience, saying, "I had to reset my password with Twitch recently, and yeah, even my work password doesn't have such strict requirements, wtf?"

While it's important to prioritize online security, it's also crucial to strike a balance between strong passwords and user convenience. Perhaps Twitch will take these comments into consideration and reevaluate their password policies in the future.

In the meantime, we can all have a good laugh at the password fails on Twitch. Just remember, when creating a password, be creative, avoid common choices, and add a touch of complexity. After all, you don't want to end up with a password as memorable as "correct horse, battery staple"!

So, next time you come across a platform with strict password rules, take a deep breath, get those creative juices flowing, and come up with a password that will keep both the hackers and the platform satisfied. Happy password-ing!

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Top Comments from Reddit

Watching_You_Type

A lot of people misspelt “password”.

PBandBABE

“Takethef***ingpassword123!”

fondofdogges

if that is still a common password then i don't know what common is anymore

polypolip

Learn to use a damn password manager and never be bothered again. You'll improve the safety of your stuff on internet too.

Letmepickausername

Yeah Tog***i, when's the next HxH chapter coming?

RoodnyInc

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Rylonian

Should a website really tell you if a password is very common in its databank?

GReaperEx

If they think that password is weak, then their statistics knowledge is what's actually weak...

LifeCondition4931

You forgot to add the “!”

Gobigfoot

Correct-Horse-Battery-Staple. https://xkcd.com/936/

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