Oh Kroger.com

Dear Kroger.com,

I did a double take when you rejected my password at account creation. I had to read it twice before I understood the violation was that I entered a password longer than 12 characters. Can I get a “FFS!” then an “Amen!”


Published by


Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

10 thoughts on “Oh Kroger.com”

  1. Login systems that require REALLY complicated passwords, but refuse long passwords, are a serious beef of mine. Let me type out a simple but long password, and I assure you it’ll be harder to crack than that pseudo-LEET garbage….

  2. Dave Slusher says:

    I only know 3 passwords: Google, Dropbox, and KeePass. The rest are generated and unique. I suppose if I ever lost access to my KeePass crypt I’d be hosed, but this has worked for me for most of a decade. I have been able to boot myself up on multiple new computers and phones by just knowing those 3, so the system does work. Also, whenever there is a major password crack at a site, I never worry about my accounts being compromised anywhere else from that.

  3. My health insurance’s invoicing password required a password that was between 6 and 8 characters.   o_o

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.