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(Wired)   Your password sucks, and phishers know that it's either "password" or "123456," you lazy dumbass   (wired.com) divider line 202
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2009-10-07 04:10:59 PM
my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is

/on a non querty keyboard, I'm screwed
 
2009-10-07 04:13:55 PM
Lazy you say? I have a complex password, but I pretty-much nullify the complexity (and the security) by creating a macro to type it in for me.
 
2009-10-07 04:14:21 PM
W!^gZ#r0
 
2009-10-07 04:14:35 PM
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0:

3.bp.blogspot.com

/hotlink
 
2009-10-07 04:15:56 PM
impaler: If you type in your fark password, it will show as stars.

********

See!


Hmmm... let's try that

1mp@l3r_bl0w$_d0nk3y$


Hey, it works!
 
2009-10-07 04:17:26 PM
lordargent: my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is

/on a non querty keyboard, I'm screwed


Same here. No need to remember letters and numbers when you know the pattern.
 
2009-10-07 04:18:00 PM
lordargent: my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is

/on a non querty keyboard, I'm screwed


If you play piano, just think of the "F" key as middle C and then "play" out a couple bars of a favorite ditty. No one will ever guess that password.
 
2009-10-07 04:18:21 PM
I just change my password font to wingdings...
 
2009-10-07 04:18:38 PM
I just always use my screenname, but spelled backwards. It makes it easy to remember and no one can guess it since it is not a real word.
 
2009-10-07 04:18:55 PM
lordargent: my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is

/on a non querty keyboard, I'm screwed


So your saying this is your password:

8====D--- (.)(.)
 
2009-10-07 04:21:44 PM
The way my network at the office makes me change passwords, I need letters, numbers, squirrel noises, prime numbers, and football terms.
 
2009-10-07 04:23:30 PM
lordargent: my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is

/on a non querty keyboard, I'm screwed


That's a pretty good idea. I tend to go things that aren't in a dictionary. Though my unimportant PINs are generally pi, e, or some other numerical constant.
 
2009-10-07 04:23:52 PM
OlafTheBent: I watched my daughter log in to her PC the other day. She's 12.

I smiled and she asked me what I was smiling at.

"It just warms my heart that you use an 19 character alpha-numeric password."

/Sometimes kids DO listen to parental advice


My kids have indecipherable passwords, I have no idea how they came up with them or remember them.
 
2009-10-07 04:24:00 PM
Has anyone revealed that 1,2,3,4,5,6 is the combination for the lock on their luggage?

/This thread has gone from suck to blow.
 
2009-10-07 04:26:33 PM
My voice is my passport.
 
2009-10-07 04:26:42 PM
I submitted this with a more obscure headline:
A whole lot of hot males know how to open my suitcases

/Ah well...
 
2009-10-07 04:26:44 PM
"asdfasdf" for the win.
 
2009-10-07 04:28:15 PM
lordargent: they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is


That's similar to my bank pin. I don't know what the number is because I remember the corresponding letters on a phone keypad.
 
2009-10-07 04:29:14 PM
Boritom: 123456? That's amazing? I've got the same combination on my sensory deprivation tank!

listverse.files.wordpress.com

Him, too.
 
2009-10-07 04:30:58 PM
My passwords are usually the version numbers and file names of obscure, obsolete software, with a few letters and/or numbers added.

/m1cr050f7808
 
2009-10-07 04:32:22 PM
www.filmdope.com

Approves

Link (new window)
 
2009-10-07 04:32:58 PM
My password is b00bies
 
2009-10-07 04:34:15 PM
mynameismark: I work for an ISP and see this so damn much. You think you can imagine how many people do actually use 1234 ect. You imagine that number to be high. It's like 7 out of 10 high.

Yeh. About the only thing worse from a security perspective than bad user passwords are authentication protocols that make it possible to recover a password. Like an ISP that's able to collect information about what passwords are used.

If you truly have any idea about what your users are using as passwords you're on a FAR lower rung on the security ladder than the users who choose weak passwords.
 
2009-10-07 04:37:32 PM
username: username
password: letmein

works on every web site
 
2009-10-07 04:40:23 PM
My password is allenludden

/for the old people
 
2009-10-07 04:40:45 PM
I can't use capital letters in my password (since one of the systems requires us to have the same password as our windows password and is incapable of accepting capital letters).

Every other password I use has characters that fall into each of the 4 categories:
Captial letters
Lowercase letters
Numbers
Non alpha-numeric cheracters.
 
2009-10-07 04:41:42 PM
drowssapnikrafecin
 
2009-10-07 04:41:48 PM
Wow how did they find the combination to my luggage?

/also the combination to the air shield!
 
2009-10-07 04:42:09 PM
Superevil: alligator1

No, it's alligator3.

I always say that when I'm typing in my password when others are in the area.
 
2009-10-07 04:44:04 PM
My OpenBSD passwords are quotes from the Wizard of Oz in some sort of leetspeak. With some randomness (like the time of password creation) thrown in.
 
2009-10-07 04:44:44 PM
Thats the combo i use on the box containing Marcello Sallas's soul.
 
2009-10-07 04:44:44 PM
I usually just pick a word and number that are easy to remember. I type the number in caps which makes for a pretty strong password.
 
2009-10-07 04:45:06 PM
Every password of mine is the MD5 hash of the page I'm currently on. I'm just lucky that I can do MD5 hashes in my head.
 
2009-10-07 04:47:49 PM
MacGabhain: mynameismark: I work for an ISP and see this so damn much. You think you can imagine how many people do actually use 1234 ect. You imagine that number to be high. It's like 7 out of 10 high.

Yeh. About the only thing worse from a security perspective than bad user passwords are authentication protocols that make it possible to recover a password. Like an ISP that's able to collect information about what passwords are used.

If you truly have any idea about what your users are using as passwords you're on a FAR lower rung on the security ladder than the users who choose weak passwords.



Am I retarded for not following you here? It could be the end of the day lull idk.
 
2009-10-07 04:48:55 PM
pure-essence.net

Thanks for telling em subby...
 
2009-10-07 04:49:41 PM
mrexcess: My voice is my passport.

Verify Me.
 
2009-10-07 04:51:36 PM
My password is: "this is not my password".
 
2009-10-07 04:52:04 PM
The only way to keep hackers out your PC
i33.tinypic.com
 
2009-10-07 04:52:41 PM
MacGabhain: If you truly have any idea about what your users are using as passwords you're on a FAR lower rung on the security ladder than the users who choose weak passwords.

i92.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-07 04:52:57 PM
Of course, the uncrackable, super-duper password is... 3. Not even CIA's supercomputer and a bunch of computer geniuses could crack it.
 
2009-10-07 04:55:10 PM
lafaroleratropezoooooooooooooo

Must've been irritating to have to count the oes every time.

cdn.buzznet.com

LAFAROLERATROPEZOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2009-10-07 04:56:10 PM
I used to do password backwards (drowssap for you stupid people) for some of my passwords. I've gotten slightly smarter.
 
2009-10-07 04:58:52 PM
vossiewulf: Pick a word and a couple simple "hashing" rules and off you go.

For people who can do that, absolutely.

For some it's... harder. But even those guys should not be putting their 'werd on a post-it stuck to the bottom of the keyboard.
 
2009-10-07 04:59:35 PM
Masso: Of course, the uncrackable, super-duper password is... 3. Not even CIA's supercomputer and a bunch of computer geniuses could crack it.

Oh! so close. My John the Ripper guessed your password was "1+1 (for extremely large values of 1)". I couldn't put 2 and 2 together.
 
2009-10-07 05:02:42 PM
lordargent: my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard

/I couldn't even tell you what the actual password is

/on a non querty keyboard, I'm screwed


Funny story - my work passwords are generally a memorable word or two relating to whatever is being protected capitalized normally, but typed with my hands shifted on the (qwerty) keyboard. I touch type, so entering them is no problem.

I type on a dvorak keyboard at home though. Damn is it a biatch to log in from there since I don't actually know the resulting password. You'd think I'd have chosen some other password scheme.

Also a bit annoying if you ever have to tell someone else what the password is and they can't touch type.
 
2009-10-07 05:02:52 PM
itazurakko: For some it's... harder. But even those guys should not be putting their 'werd on a post-it stuck to the bottom of the keyboard.

Oh no! My "Made in China" password has been revealed!
 
2009-10-07 05:03:22 PM
Have i mentioned thats the combination to my luggage?

//so, so pleased at all of you.

only one person would dare give me the raspberry!
 
2009-10-07 05:05:02 PM
flaminio: If you play piano, just think of the "F" key as middle C and then "play" out a couple bars of a favorite ditty. No one will ever guess that password.

But my favorite ditty is 4'33".
 
2009-10-07 05:05:36 PM
True story time: A vendor asked me to review the people from my company who were registered on thier web site. There were 100+ people, but most had left our company and could be deleted from his web site.
He sends me a list of people, and includes their passwords.

Moral of the story: if you use the same password on all your web logins, there's some minimum wage sql geek who has access to your email and password.

My passwords are random keyboard slams, and I store them in KeePass. It's secure, but I can't post on Fark when I don't have my database handy.
 
2009-10-07 05:06:54 PM
Little known fact about the fark filter, it wont let you post your password:

jst3p
********
 
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