Why does PayPal want me to have a crappy password?
August 10, 2012 1:02 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to change my PayPal password. Normally I would copy-paste the new password in from KeepPass (or gedit), but PayPal disables copy-paste. That means I need to accurately type in a bunch of fiddly deliberately-hard-to-memorize characters, which only show up as asterisks, TWICE. Which apparently I am incapable of doing, whereupon PayPal kicks me out for two hours before letting me try again. Please help me figure out a workaround to solve this stupid problem.
posted by Susan PG to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've Googled this and found a few relevant links
, but nothing that lets me copy-paste.
KeePass Autotype successfully fills the field (again, asterisks), but then I get an error message saying the passwords don't match (?!). A Febuntu forum says copy-pasting out of gedit should work, but it doesn't for me: I still get the 'no copy-paste' error message.
Can anyone suggest a workaround for this?
(Oh and I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and using Chrome 17.)