@#%&@!! Passwords/Usernames

Jack Straw Posted By Jack Straw, Aug 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM

  1. begreen

    begreen
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    Nov 18, 2005
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    The most common pass word is ....password

    really.
     
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  2. Sprinter

    Sprinter
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    Jul 1, 2012
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    And therein lies the problem. Just depends on how far you want to go and how paranoid you are. My own level of paranoia varies with the news. Which is why I seldom listen to the news. I'm happier being just a little uninformed.
     
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  3. Realstone

    Realstone
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    Jan 20, 2012
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    Here is a simple way to create a memorable but strong password. Take any four or five letter word that you can remember. Take the last four digits of your first phone number. Splice them together. Example: Split and 1865 joined together S1P8L6i5T
     
  4. Corey

    Corey
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Yikes! I might offer that there are NO 'complex' 3 letter passwords...even using lower case and caps and numbers and symbols, it could probably be brute-force guessed in a few minutes.

    Obligatory XKCD on passwords:

    http://xkcd.com/936/

    The easiest and most secure option is a passphrase...throw in some punctuation, a few caps and a number ... still could be guessed, but probably not worth the effort unless its a matter of national security!
     
  5. Lewiston

    Lewiston
    Burning Hunk 2.
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    Jun 17, 2012
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    South Central, WI
  6. bfunk13

    bfunk13
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    Sep 11, 2008
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    Wyoming
    For forums, facebook etc. I just use the same one and never log out.
    Banking or sensitive ones, is the wife's job anyways.
     
  7. firebroad

    firebroad
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    Nov 18, 2011
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    Like Jack, I recently had to change my e-mail--I was shocked at all the passwords I had! I have a list of them now, and it is getting longer. Sheesh.
    Remember when "Password" was just a game show?
     
  8. Realstone

    Realstone
    Lord of Fire 2.
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    Jan 20, 2012
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    Loc:
    Southern ON
    Firefox stores them for you. Click Tools>Options then click the Security tab>Saved Passwords>Show Passwords
     

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