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How Secure is Your Password?
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:55:39 AM »
 

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Re: How Secure is Your Password?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 01:45:45 PM »
 

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...and here I was thinking a 4 character pin/pword has always been safe enough because it is easier to recall.  Yet it is not prudent to use one pword for everything- email, banking, online this and that, voice mailbox and on and on. . . If we should ever make a list of all the  passwords we have to keep track of. . . well.

Ever get caught in the grocery line, your debit card in the machine and promptly forgot the pword for that card? Then you close your eyes, air-tapping the number in your palm to recall it while impatient hisses and sighs behind you sliced the air around you making you forget even more? Hilarious, ain't it  ;D?

And after all that, nothing is ever safe, so a longer, more complexed password is safer to protect what? Surely not our poor mental state. So let's go for one big size that fits all - make a pword, the names of  say, at least four places / things in patois and use it for everything -can never be cracked  8). or can it, because everything can?

Speaking of safe: I noticed on the Lite Control Centre a lovely warning not to post / share our IP or Gateway address online. But don't I see Ip addresses posted on forums when people are asking for network help. Is that a 'safe' thing to be doing?
 

Re: How Secure is Your Password?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 08:45:59 PM »
 

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ah, nublix, how right you are with what you say. I call it "old-timers" when I'm experiencing the impatient hisses and sighs as I try ever so hard to remember my password for my card. I must admit to just turning around once I do manage to remember and giving all a great big cheesy grin. Tends to frustrate them all the more, for some reason.
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Re: How Secure is Your Password?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 11:20:37 PM »
 

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. . . giving all a great big cheesy grin.  While walked out with groceries and much digital dignity.  ;D Tends to frustrate them all the more, for some reason.
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I checked out the link Jerry posted above and appreciate the reminder that, 'This site could be stealing your password... it's not, but it easily could be.
Be careful where you type your password.' Sad but true.
 

Re: How Secure is Your Password?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 11:41:36 PM »
 

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I could see how this could be misconstrued. The way to use this resource is to test your own password criteria. I would hope no one would enter their actual password/s.

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Re: How Secure is Your Password?
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I could see how this could be misconstrued. The way to use this resource is to test your own password criteria. I would hope no one would enter their actual password/s.

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I didn't. I'm sure no one will either  :).
 


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