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Old 02-15-09, 08:13 PM   #1
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Password security

I find it harder to remember the passwords for all my various message boards, email and bank accounts, and ect. My solution has been to write them all down in my address book then hide the book. I realize I would be screwed if I lose the book or someone else gets a hold of it. How does everyone else remember theirs and keep them secure? An encrypted file on a USB drive? What if the drive gets lost or corrupted? Maybe another suggestion?
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Old 02-15-09, 08:15 PM   #2
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use your brain or dont write down what the password is for?? Or switch your passwords so they are the same?
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Old 02-15-09, 08:18 PM   #3
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I use keypass to remember all of my passwords, pins and combinations. Granted, if you lost it, it could be bad but you should keep a copy of the password database backed up somewhere.
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Or switch your passwords so they are the same?
Very effective but completely awful solution.
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Old 02-15-09, 08:22 PM   #5
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Very effective but completely awful solution.
Whats the good solution?
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Random password generator and a mind like a steel trap.
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Old 02-15-09, 08:23 PM   #7
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Random password generator and a mind like a steel trap.
My mind is more like a paper bag.
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So long as you write the passwords on the inside of said paper bag, you should be okay.
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just write them under your desk or in random spots...(unlocked sarcasm)
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Old 02-15-09, 08:32 PM   #11
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Depends, my hardware PW is biometric, and my electronic PW's are kept in an encrypted file on several separate flash drives. Multiple backups are essential.
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I have a hidden place on my hard drive where I store all of my passwords. You would have know exactly where to look and what to look for and know how to properly open it in order to get my passwords. And for all the important stuff, like email, bank account, and credit card are all memorized. I use little phrases that I can remember as a "password key". For instance (this is not one of my phrases), you could use "I like to ride my bike" and use only the last 2 letters of each word (with the exception of I) as your password. Thus, it's pretty much random, but you can remember it.
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Old 02-15-09, 08:38 PM   #13
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I write all my passwords on sticky notes and put them on my monitor. It's worked for 20 years.
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Very effective but completely awful solution.
There's a variation of this that works just fine. I use the same pw for all low security applications (BF, the zillion things you have to sign up for, online ordering for places that don't remember your CC, etc. Then there's a medium strength one -- that will get you into my email and my Amazon account. To get into something important, I have cryptic passwords committed to memory.
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Old 02-15-09, 09:25 PM   #16
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There's a variation of this that works just fine. I use the same pw for all low security applications (BF, the zillion things you have to sign up for, online ordering for places that don't remember your CC, etc. Then there's a medium strength one -- that will get you into my email and my Amazon account. To get into something important, I have cryptic passwords committed to memory.
Yep. At least having a few passwords that you use everywhere is a lot better than one password getting into absolutely everything.
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use the shift key combined with geeking the word. and add stuff front and back, and use the same password for all things of the same level.

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and use that single PW for all message boards that you frequent. write it down on a sticky and stick it on the bottom of your keyboard.

but don't use the same PW, even if it seems hard to crack, for important things that should be kept separate like ebay, paypal and your email.
never ever use the same PW for ebay, paypal, your email and online banking.

just write it down and keep it stored somewhere.
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Old 02-16-09, 12:54 AM   #18
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Get a password program that allows you to store all
of them but only requires you to remember one to
access the program.
Use Firefox and allow it to remember the passwords.
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Just use Password1 for everything.

All of my passwords are in L33t.
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Just use Password1 for everything.
My first password was "qwerty."

I didn't understand security, and thought I was being clever.
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Old 02-16-09, 01:22 AM   #21
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Be really clever and use non-standard characters....

°˝®*ŻO¬

Let some TRY to hack that one. lol
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combine the brandname and name of the house hold item. those are hard to crack if you make them l337
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