Mac OS X: 8 Character Password Limitation http://www.macfixit.com/ Several readers of late have noticed that after entering an eight-character password in Mac OS X (for an installer, or other activities), any extra characters typed will be ignored. This effectively limits secure Mac OS X passwords to eight characters, though System Preferences and the System Admin utility will allow you to enter longer passwords. Dan Daranciang writes: "Today, when I went to install the IntelliMouse 3.1 software, I accidentally typed an extra character after my admin password (before hitting Enter), and the installer proceeded anyway. I also tried it with two extra characters, with the same result. It would appear that, once all the characters in a password are confirmed, the Apple Installer ignores the rest of whatever was written there." Knowledge Base article #106765 explains the issue: "The System Preferences and Server Admin applications allow you to create passwords longer than eight characters. You can type more than eight characters when using your password, but characters after the eighth are ignored. Note: This also applies to remote login, via telnet or rlogin for example." Viel Spass noch mit Apple's tollem neuen Betriebssystem !