Password required to be 12 characters

When I signed up I was given a password that I would never remember. So I tried to change it. Since every forum seems to require username password to keep from going insane one needs to have a consistent setup to remember for all of these countless forums. So I tried to change to a new password and it gave an error; required 12 characters. Yet I got a notice from a Nordic employee that his was only 7 characters. So I assume this is a bug. 

I got to the change password site from an email verification email.