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2009-10-07 05:07:27 PM
64 out of 10,000.

Wow, let me get cracking on that list!
 
2009-10-07 05:08:03 PM
Contrabulous Flabtraption: username: username
password: letmein

works on every web site


If those websites happen to be run on netware servers.
 
2009-10-07 05:08:57 PM
jst3p: Little known fact about the fark filter, it wont let you post your password:

Really?

Lando Lincoln
ifarkedjst3psmominthebutt

HEY! YOU LIED!
 
2009-10-07 05:09:10 PM
jst3p: Little known fact about the fark filter, it wont let you post your password:

jst3p
********


clever >:-)
 
2009-10-07 05:09:31 PM
Lando Lincoln: jst3p: Little known fact about the fark filter, it wont let you post your password:

Really?

Lando Lincoln
ifarkedjst3psmominthebutt

HEY! YOU LIED!


That reminds me, you still owe her $3.50
 
2009-10-07 05:10:17 PM
StinkyFiddlewinks: jst3p: Little known fact about the fark filter, it wont let you post your password:

jst3p
********

clever >:-)


Sure it was, but not I.

I "Mencia'ed" that joke.
 
2009-10-07 05:11:23 PM
password: no_more_secrets
 
2009-10-07 05:11:37 PM
BubbaWilkins: password: no_more_secrets

Cooley's rat semen?
 
2009-10-07 05:13:43 PM
BubbaWilkins: password: no_more_secrets

I am interested in all kinds of astronomy, can you guarantee my safety?
 
2009-10-07 05:14:58 PM
Lando Lincoln: Oh no! My "Made in China" password has been revealed!

Heh.

If that one fails, you can always go with "Tested to comply with FCC standards."
 
2009-10-07 05:16:18 PM
www.scoopy.com
 
2009-10-07 05:18:04 PM
BigG: 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".


Just hold the space bar down for a while.
 
2009-10-07 05:19:07 PM
lordargent: my passwords aren't passwords

they are geometric patterns that I punch into the keyboard


Chess moves.
 
2009-10-07 05:19:30 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



This.

Triangles, squares, X, whatever, I use geometry as passwords.

Including my ATM PIN, I really don't know my PIN unless I imagine a keypad
 
2009-10-07 05:20:40 PM
FriarED1

Logging in that shiat would be an endless period of pressing ALT and hitting sequences on NumPad.....

Which just gave me an awesome idea for how to set new passwords, until a software update causes the loss of support for Scandinavian characters like Æ, Ø and Å.

/Had a username ending in Ø at another job
//Unamused when a software update meant I couldn't log in, because I had an invalid login
///Well, I didn't get to choose my own username, did I
 
2009-10-07 05:23:11 PM
impaler: If you type in your fark password, it will show as stars.

********

See!



Relevent bashism.
 
2009-10-07 05:24:04 PM
*whispers* The password is...password *ding*

4.bp.blogspot.com

/Approves
 
2009-10-07 05:25:43 PM
maq0r: 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


This.

Triangles, squares, X, whatever, I use geometry as passwords.

Including my ATM PIN, I really don't know my PIN unless I imagine a keypad


What would happen if you came across an ATM that had a telephone style keypad (instead of a computer-style one?)
 
2009-10-07 05:26:46 PM
Man, why is there even a "Geek" tab on Fark? Are there any other kind of people that read this dumb sh*t?
 
2009-10-07 05:27:54 PM
corey_d:

Relevent bashism.


Thanks! I couldn't remember where I saw that.
 
2009-10-07 05:28:26 PM
tedbundee: Man, why is there even a "Geek" tab on Fark? Are there any other kind of people that read this dumb sh*t?

GTFO our internets.
Mmmkay?
 
2009-10-07 05:28:29 PM
wage0048: What would happen if you came across an ATM that had a telephone style keypad (instead of a computer-style one?)

Visualize

/in my case, I would have a qwerty keyboard in my head, while I henpecked the characters into the non-qwerty keyboard.
 
2009-10-07 05:32:58 PM
jst3p: BubbaWilkins: password: no_more_secrets

I am interested in all kinds of astronomy, can you guarantee my safety?


No more secrets, Marty.

/amazing movie
 
2009-10-07 05:36:15 PM
The password to enter is "Star Wars". Clearly all you geniuses are knowing of this.
 
2009-10-07 05:36:38 PM
brigid_fitch: My password is the same as my safeword.

Your safeword is 'safeword'
 
2009-10-07 05:56:57 PM
home.earthlink.net
/Knows all about commonly used passwords
//"God wouldn't be up this late."
 
2009-10-07 05:57:09 PM
wage0048: maq0r: 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


This.

Triangles, squares, X, whatever, I use geometry as passwords.

Including my ATM PIN, I really don't know my PIN unless I imagine a keypad

What would happen if you came across an ATM that had a telephone style keypad (instead of a computer-style one?)


My blackberry is one of the compact ones with two letters per key. Real biatch if I'm trying to dial a word '1-800-Metro-Info' or trying to key words into a auto response system 'Dial the first four letters of the station you are going to'.
 
zz9
2009-10-07 06:05:17 PM
A couple of days ago I filled out a form online, and had to register and provide a username and password.

Ten minutes later they emailed me with a "Welcome! Your Username is zz9 and your Password is 123456.
Keep this secure and do not write it down!"

So they sent me an email, with the password in it, telling me not to write it down....

/Dumbasses.
 
2009-10-07 06:05:32 PM
Ponzholio: I just change my password font to wingdings...

Amateur.... I change my password color to white!
 
2009-10-07 06:09:19 PM
pfffft my lazy password is better

1234ASDF
 
2009-10-07 06:17:00 PM
I find it easiest to do positional memory passwords, such as:
zse4$RFVgy7
or
123qwe@#$WER
 
2009-10-07 06:18:18 PM
Nice job CC
 
2009-10-07 06:19:12 PM
Dang - wrong tab. I fail at Fark
 
2009-10-07 06:25:14 PM
The password is... nipple
img.youtube.com
 
2009-10-07 06:35:10 PM
Strong passwords are easy.
The name of a childhood pet, the address of someplace with meaning to you and one other object.

ballsniffer1500cockblockaveblowupdoll

There you go. Nothing to it.
 
2009-10-07 06:35:27 PM
NUIH*(h%^&gYUbn78O@&*MuiGhH*(U*(*HJuY78yUh

That's not my password, I just fell asleep on my keyboard
 
2009-10-07 06:49:28 PM
When I started using Hotmail, in the late 1990s, my password only had to be 4 characters. I went with 5 characters "enter".

At work we have to have minimum 8 characters, one capitalized letter at least, and at least one number. Being the lazy guy that I am, I went with my login name, only in Leet. Then it expired. So I went through many changes. 'Abcd1234', P455w0rd', 'Nancysgotanicea55'. Currently I've switched to the Star Trek password system. 'ncc1701x' where x= a capitalized letter. And I've been on this convention long enough that I'm somewhere between Enterprise E and J.

Personally, I think that the requirements for password to be alphanumeric with capitalization should be dropped because if someone was looking to get onto my computer, he'd be expecting an 8 charcter alphanumeric password. So my password of 'enter' would totally throw his ass off.
 
2009-10-07 06:51:49 PM
No one mentioned qwerty asdfgh and zxcvbn for password!?!
 
2009-10-07 07:13:34 PM
I let my cats pick my passwords.

/damn right, cat-like typing detected!
//my hotmail password is f@ncyf34s+
 
2009-10-07 07:15:30 PM
<Cthon98> hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars
<Cthon98> ********* see!
<AzureDiamond> hunter2
<AzureDiamond> doesnt look like stars to me
<Cthon98> <AzureDiamond> *******
<Cthon98> thats what I see
<AzureDiamond> oh, really?
<Cthon98> Absolutely
<AzureDiamond> you can go hunter2 my hunter2-ing hunter2
<AzureDiamond> haha, does that look funny to you?
<Cthon98> lol, yes. See, when YOU type hunter2, it shows to us as *******
<AzureDiamond> thats neat, I didnt know IRC did that
<Cthon98> yep, no matter how many times you type hunter2, it will show to us as *******
<AzureDiamond> awesome!
<AzureDiamond> wait, how do you know my pw?
<Cthon98> er, I just copy pasted YOUR ******'s and it appears to YOU as hunter2 cause its your pw
<AzureDiamond> oh, ok.
 
2009-10-07 07:18:43 PM
123456? That's amazing? I've got the same combination on my luggage?
 
2009-10-07 07:20:50 PM
If you want to expand security - and yes it expands the pool of available characters - extend the set that be used!

Even a six letter password like "®Åñđom" may be a pain to guess.

We got to stop using just the standard Latin character set and expand way beyond that. It bugs me that many systems only allow regular numbers and letters - not even symbols.

Using extended set rules work very well. The rub is you either have to have an extended keyboards, or know how to get the system to generate the odd umlaut.

Passwords must contain UPPER and lower characters -example [Aa..Zz--Àà..Žž]
AND
Passwords must contain Numbers AND OR symbols -example [1 2 3 # $ % ]
AND/OR
Passwords may contain alternative or non standard characters -example [Àà..Žž Δ θ Щ ‽ ℗ Ω ∏ « ± ¢] (Note: Alternative characters might not be available on all keyboards. Be careful)
 
2009-10-07 07:43:55 PM
MrBentor: [Àà..Žž Δ θ Щ ‽ ℗ Ω ∏ « ± ¢] (Note: Alternative characters might not be available on all keyboards. Be careful)

So people have to remember to press Alt and hit four digits on their numpad for special characters?
Can be easily memorized as well, such as Alt + Last time the Chicago Bears won the Superbowl, but it will be something that will annoy the hell out of the script kiddies.
 
2009-10-07 07:44:29 PM
girljen: I let my cats pick my passwords.

/damn right, cat-like typing detected!
//my hotmail password is f@ncyf34s+



So everytime you want to log in somewhere you have to grab the cat and have it walk on your keyboard? Coool!
 
2009-10-07 07:45:02 PM
sweetmelissa31: Mine is 654321. Tricky.

mine's onetwothreefourfivesix.
 
2009-10-07 08:04:09 PM
Cornwell: So people have to remember to press Alt and hit four digits on their numpad for special characters?

Yes. It actually worked pretty well for our smarter users, we even allowed accounts ID's to use those things in their user-ids. However they won't work for SMTP address.
 
2009-10-07 08:10:29 PM
I use lines of lyrics from songs, with a simple rule or two to insert special characters and caps. People marvel at my ability to type in huge passwords but with song lyrics it's dead easy.

Include some mondegreens where applicable.

examples:
1Theres2the3bathroom4on5the6right%

My last pw for my secure machine was 1Old2Cody3Junior4took5me6over:
I've pretty much plumbed out "Green River" at this point.

/you do have to avoid humming the song, it's a dead giveaway
 
2009-10-07 08:16:31 PM
mine is 1111^R00000
 
2009-10-07 08:17:57 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum: mine is 1111^R00000

wtf, I didn't write that?

oh well, it's 123,456 in binary
 
2009-10-07 08:19:31 PM
I enjoy typing passwords with cursing in them into my AF workstations and stuff. some of my favorites have been things such as A$Sh@t42, P#uckY0u, and D1@fR3m1, where the R3m was someone's initals that I was pissed at that day. leetspeak and fark acronyms seem to be very useful passowrds. My next one may include UF1@.
 
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