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At the moment I am concerned about the security of my Facebook account. I have taken advantage of Facebook's ability to accept very long passwords with special characters, and created a password that is very long and has such characters (such as ⊖, ⊒, ⋑, etc.) The idea is that anyone trying to hack my Facebook account would either be confused by the password, or would be unable to type, or copy and paste said password into Facebook with Windows. (The hackers I am concerned about run Windows.)

The password works when I copy and paste it into the Facebook home page, but the problem is, it doesn't work when I copy and paste it into programs like Telepathy, my desktop chat application that connects to Facebook, or Spotify, which I login to with my Facebook password. Is there a way that I can get these programs to read the password correctly? Maybe the programs (on an individual basis) have a file where the passwords themselves are kept, and I can put the password there.

The main point here is to keep my Facebook account secure from hackers that use paid, online programs to get my Facebook password. I would like to understand, too, what the issue actually is: does the GUI that asks me for the password only accept characters in an encoding that does not support the characters I use?

Thank you very much.

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+1 Good question! Not much in the way of evidence of research. But, it appears that you've put some good thought into the how and why of what you're asking. – killermist Jun 13 '13 at 22:46
What OS do you use, and what do you mean copy and paste this password? Are you keeping it in a text file? – cutrightjm Jun 13 '13 at 22:51
killermist, are there guidelines for questions? If so, where? Thanks! – Guest Jun 13 '13 at 23:14
ekaj, I am using Linux. The password itself is in a UTF-8 text file, I copy it from there. – Guest Jun 13 '13 at 23:15
killermist, in light of your comment, I will do some original research of my own on the guidelines. (searchfgold6789 = Guest) – Richard Jun 13 '13 at 23:59

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