Password Rotation Issue Caused by Escape Characters

  1. What Are Escape Characters?

An escape character is a character or sequence of characters that causes the environment to interpret them in a special way, often different from what is expected, such as:

  • Malicious Code: Sequences that can be used for injection attacks, malicious scripts, among others.

  • HTML Codes: Sequences that can be interpreted as HTML tags or entities.

  1. Default Behavior of senhasegura

When a password contains escape characters, senhasegura will not allow its use. This is because these characters can be misinterpreted by the system, causing failures or presenting security vulnerabilities.

  1. Consideration of Specific Devices

It is important to note that each device may have its own definition of problematic escape characters. Therefore, it is essential to understand the specific restrictions and patterns of each device you are managing with senhasegura.

  1. Solution for Passwords with Escape Characters

Identify and remove escape characters from the password before registering it in the system.

  1. Examples:
  • Backslash (\)
  • &: Ampersand
  • %: Percent Sign
  • $: Dollar Sign
  • *: Asterisk
  • Whitespace and Tabs

Remember: the interpretation of escape characters may vary depending on the device.