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I am interested in learning whether there is any technical reason so many websites restrict passwords to short lengths.

Would this be appropriate for Stack Overflow? It seems to be fairly off topic for there but I'm not sure if there is a better Stack Exchange site.

edit - for those interested, here is the question.

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I would say Information Security! –  Hugo Dozois Mar 30 '13 at 21:19
    
@HugoDozois indeed, that appears to be prefect! –  enderland Mar 30 '13 at 21:22
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And don't forget to check for duplicates before posting. eg. security.stackexchange.com/questions/6287/… –  SztupY Mar 30 '13 at 21:37
    
@SztupY I did, and found that question is not the same as the one I am asking (and have asked) –  enderland Mar 30 '13 at 21:38

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Personally I would post it on IT Security. By looking at their FAQ it seems appropriate. Just make sure the question is well scoped and is not worded too generally. They don't like too open-ended question.

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