[Translators-l] Urgent: Translating security message
verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Sun Nov 13 09:45:18 UTC 2016
When saying "letters" if is useful to add a precision "(lowercase or
uppercase)" to hint users that letter case is significant and can be used
to strength passwords with more choices of characters.
We could optionally add an hint saying that passwords are not restricted to
ASCII only (so, letters with accents and non-Latin letters are possible as
well, including Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Hangul, Kanas, Han
sinograms...), but some users will have difficulties to logon if they use
some old browsers (or editing tools) that don't handle UTF-8 encoding
properly in their input forms or if they change to another browser or if
they want to use their account on a PC that does not have the input support
for their script on their keyboard or IME: it's up to users to test what
works for them. If they want more secure passwords, of course they should
use longer strings than just 8 characters...
2016-11-13 8:56 GMT+01:00 Stryn <strynwiki at gmail.com>:
> Finnish done (using mobile phone).
> 13.11.2016 1.13 "Vi to" <vituzzu.wiki at gmail.com> kirjoitti:
>> Italian done, but 8 chars is definitely not enough.
>> 2016-11-12 23:48 GMT+01:00 James Alexander <jalexander at wikimedia.org>:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I apologize for the short notice but if anyone has a couple minutes to
>>> help translate a security message it would be great. We've been having some
>>> security issues over the past couple days with compromised accounts and we
>>> want to make sure we get the message out to admins as much as possible.
>>> You can find the message for translation on meta at:
>>> I've also copied the text below for your benefit and if easier feel free
>>> to reply to me and I can enter it in as well.
>>> *James Alexander*
>>> Manager, Trust & Safety
>>> We are currently experiencing compromises of privileged wiki accounts by
>>> an unknown and unauthorized third party. It appears that this may be the
>>> result of weak or reused passwords.
>>> Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at
>>> the Foundation to address this issue.
>>> In the meantime, we are asking that everyone review the passwords that
>>> they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a
>>> weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are also using or a
>>> non-wiki account, please change those passwords.
>>> Select strong passwords -- eight or more characters long, and containing
>>> letters, numbers, and punctuation.
>>> James Alexander
>>> Manager, Trust & Safety
>>> Wikimedia Foundation
>>> 415-839-6885 x6716 @Jamesofur
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