This past weekend, I set out to create a strong, complex password for my favorite log-ins. I did so, and went about changing my passwords online. I soon ran across several sites that had a 10-character limit on passwords. In total, three to four sites on my list had this limit. Even worse, the website for managing my AT&T Wireless bill only allows an 8-character password.
Fortunately, most of the sites I visited have a 20-character limit. That is way more than I will use, but a good number to use as a ceiling. Limiting passwords these days to 8-10 digits is surprising to me.