Naughty words in license key? by jgn on Thursday, October 18, 2007 in Technology

I read recently a blog post that muses on the chances of a quasi-random license key getting generated with a naughty word.

Checking the parts of a license key against a dictionary of such words is all fine and good, but if you really want to do people a favor, exclude the following symbols which are very difficult to tell apart visually: o0OB8Il1t

There may be others.

I am sick and tired of typing in license keys only to find that what I am reading as a "B" (the letter) is actually an "8"  (the number), or vice versa. Even with glasses or a magnifier it is sometimes difficult.

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