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1 April 5, 2012 An Integrated Workforce Solution for State/County

2 Special Characters in Passwords Defining the Changes  What is changing? Restrict special characters allowed in user passwords Today there are no restrictions on the special characters used in passwords. OPC will restrict the use of special characters in passwords as a base change. The blue hint text next to the password will identify what characters are allowed. Allowable characters are  Why change? Ongoing security enhancements Restrict malicious access: Special characters can be operators in the SQL database language. Injecting SQL statements into text boxes could allow hackers to alter or retrieve data. Prevent “Cross Site Scripting”: Java script can be introduced into a site to re-direct a valid user to an imitation web site to obtain the user’s username and password.  Who is impacted? All VOS Users Individuals, employers, staff, administrators, analysts and providers This will NOT affect the community site or the OPC site  What functions are impacted? All password related functions Registration Reset password Account retrieval process Login of existing user with a “bad” character in the password  When will this change occur? Within the next two weeks

3 Walk through affected screens 1) Individual registration entry screen 2) Alert when invalid password is entered

4 Walk through affected screens 3) Change password on general information tab

5 Walk through affected screens 4) Screen for changing password and alert when invalid new password is entered

6 Walk through affected screens 5) Account retrieval for individuals once information has been verified 6) Alert for invalid password

7 Walk through affected screens 7) Log in existing user with restricted characters (example: password55&) 8) Alert for invalid Password entered (password8&)

8 Walk through affected screens 9) Create new staff

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