TIL: eBay and LastPass

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from eBay – which doesn’t happen often, because to be honest I forgot I’ve got an eBay account. These things just happen to me, okay?

Anyway, eBay informed me that someone had tried to commit fraud with my account and urged me to change my password. So I complied. By doing so, I learned two things.

eBay’s password policy is pretty neat

eBay allows a password to be between 6 and 64 characters. Of course the 6 character thing isn’t as neat, but… still, neat. On top of that, they force you to go all the way with your password by forcing you to use Uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols in your passwords. That’s cool

Lastpass can complete BOTH password fields

While I changed my eBay password, I noticed something less cool. I couldn’t copy and paste the passwords I had generated in Lastpass. D’oh!

That’s when I learned something. When you generate a password and then choose to use it, Lastpass will add the password to both fields, making the copy / pasting business a thing of the pass. So now I’ve got a neat, 64 symbol password for my eBay account. Which I never use. But still, it’s better to be super safe than sorry.

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