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(MSNBC)   About seventy percent of people use the same password at their bank as they do everywhere else on the 'tubes. God, Sex, Money still top three most common passwords? You submitted this with a better Hackers reference   (redtape.msnbc.com) divider line 265
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2010-02-02 03:08:58 PM
Mine is 1 2 3 4 5.
 
2010-02-02 03:12:20 PM
1-2-3-4-5? That's the combination I use for my luggage!
 
2010-02-02 03:16:45 PM
I try to make it as easy as possible for myself.

My password to all my on-line accounts is the word "passwOrd". See, no one will get it because it has a capital "O".

Clever, huh?
 
2010-02-02 03:18:19 PM
lol idiots. I use my social security number for my password and login on every site because that number is secret.
 
2010-02-02 03:22:14 PM
I use my Fark handle as my password.
 
2010-02-02 03:22:49 PM
make me some tea: I use my Fark handle as my password.

...

CRAP
 
2010-02-02 03:40:14 PM
FredaDeStilleto: I try to make it as easy as possible for myself.

My password to all my on-line accounts is the word "passwOrd". See, no one will get it because it has a capital "O".

Clever, huh?


Mine is better: passworb
 
2010-02-02 03:46:58 PM
sweetmelissa31: FredaDeStilleto: I try to make it as easy as possible for myself.

My password to all my on-line accounts is the word "passwOrd". See, no one will get it because it has a capital "O".

Clever, huh?

Mine is better: passworb


I use a 0 instead of O 'cuz I'm all leet
 
2010-02-02 03:48:50 PM
"passworm" also works.. if anyone wants to use it, feel free.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2010-02-02 03:54:59 PM
movies.infinitecoolness.com

Spandex. its a privilege, not a right.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2010-02-02 03:57:05 PM
Obviously, using the preview feature is a privilege as well.
 
2010-02-02 04:07:30 PM
My password is:

*********
 
2010-02-02 04:23:47 PM
HipShot: My password is:

hunter2


Oooh cool thanks for the info!
 
2010-02-02 04:38:07 PM
I use complex passwords only, each with unique identifiers, saved in an encrypted drive with a 24 char password.

/and 7 proxies
//and a blindfold
///if I could only erase my memory afterward
 
2010-02-02 04:51:04 PM
I have three passwords

1. Financial
2. Message Board
3. Email.
 
2010-02-02 04:58:14 PM
lerry: I have three passwords

I have about 6 or 7 that I use for various circumstances, but what it really comes down to is how many passwords can you reasonably expect one person to maintain? I have active accounts on 75+ websites of various kinds. Should I really be expected to keep a different password for each one?
 
2010-02-02 05:12:00 PM
my password is the name of my favorite band. whatever - easy to remember and pretty difficult to guess
 
2010-02-02 05:12:35 PM
HEY EVERYBODY LOOK AT ME I'M A HOMO AND MY FAVORITE BAND IS CREED! LET'S ALL MAKE FUN OF ME!!
 
2010-02-02 05:14:02 PM
thomps: HEY EVERYBODY LOOK AT ME I'M A HOMO AND MY FAVORITE BAND IS CREED! LET'S ALL MAKE FUN OF ME!!

wtf? i didn't write that?! omg i've been haxx0rd!!! now i have to change my password!

also, completely unrelated - is cr33d a strong password?
 
2010-02-02 05:20:29 PM
/obligatory

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<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.
 
2010-02-02 06:00:22 PM
thomps: my password is the name of my favorite band. whatever - easy to remember and pretty difficult to guess

Login: thomps
Password: NewKidsOnTheBlock
...
Logged in as 'thomps'
 
2010-02-02 06:05:59 PM
Hack the planet!
 
2010-02-02 06:16:34 PM
Fark is my password for everything.
 
2010-02-02 06:17:12 PM
Mine is Allen Ludden
 
2010-02-02 06:17:59 PM
whidbey: Fark is my password for everything.

interesting - fark (pre-filter) is my solution to everything
 
2010-02-02 06:18:04 PM
BOSCO!

mickovic.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-02-02 06:18:32 PM
whidbey: Fark is my password for everything.

hey, me too! we should br friends!
 
2010-02-02 06:19:53 PM
thomps: my password is the name of my favorite band. whatever - easy to remember and pretty difficult to guess

Molly Hatchet?
 
2010-02-02 06:20:03 PM
My password is your face
 
2010-02-02 06:20:09 PM
My password is "Bert Convy."
 
2010-02-02 06:20:59 PM
My brain runs on Linux so I have access to md5() and rand() which I use to generate complex, random passwords in real time.
 
2010-02-02 06:21:00 PM
don't forget secret and password
 
2010-02-02 06:21:01 PM
Better change my sysop password from Gandalf then.
 
2010-02-02 06:21:29 PM
my cat ate my password
 
2010-02-02 06:22:14 PM
sweetmelissa31: FredaDeStilleto: I try to make it as easy as possible for myself.

My password to all my on-line accounts is the word "passwOrd". See, no one will get it because it has a capital "O".

Clever, huh?

Mine is better: passworb



How do you get the backwards d???


/ ;^)
 
2010-02-02 06:22:16 PM
Hack the Gibson?
 
2010-02-02 06:23:08 PM
inkling79: My password is "Bert Convy."

Your password is expiring in 5 days.

Would you like to change it to "Nipsy Russell"?
 
2010-02-02 06:23:13 PM
I have a bank account, but no password. What is going on here?
 
2010-02-02 06:23:47 PM
aaeko: My password is your face

Your password is covered in splooge and vomit?

/Is that case sensitive?
 
2010-02-02 06:24:17 PM
nvmac: /and 7 proxies

i286.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-02 06:24:31 PM
 
2010-02-02 06:25:48 PM
My password is the name of my cabbage patch kid.


www.goodhousekeeping.com

/hot
//linked
 
2010-02-02 06:26:08 PM
make me some tea: make me some tea: I use my Fark handle as my password.
...
CRAP


See, I wouldn't do that. My Fark handle is my username

/And I use my birthdate a lot, because how is some stranger going to know when I was born?
 
2010-02-02 06:26:30 PM
This one's freeware. (new window) No adware, no crap. I've been using it for years. Runs on just about every platform, including Windows Mobile.
 
2010-02-02 06:27:33 PM
badLogic: my cat ate my password

The cat in question:
photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2010-02-02 06:27:52 PM
In the end, it's kinda like airport security.
Make a reasonable effort to avoid anything too obvious in order to dissuade everyday bad guys. But if somebody skilled really wants to break into an account, having a better password probably won't stop them.

Unless you're guarding official government documents or police evidence or a CDC containment facility, it's hardly worth the effort to come up with some abstract, unique password that changes regularly, etc. etc. etc. I sometimes think that the whole process is just busywork for IT departments to justify their existence.
 
2010-02-02 06:27:54 PM
My ATM code is 1337 because I am 1337
 
2010-02-02 06:28:01 PM
lerry: I have three passwords

1. Financial
2. Message Board
3. Email.


I have 3 passwords and use Password Composer to generate unique passwords for each site. It has a greasemonkey script so you can use it with Firefox/Opera/Glimmerblocker.

Say my 'master' password is 12345.
My fark.com password would be: cd1de0d6
My cnn.com password would be: bd16e0b8

Hardest part to remember is what 'subdomain' I created the password with. Usually I just use the TLD.

So I can use the same 'password' with all those unclean websites that store it as plain text and not feel too bad.
/Demo
 
Al!
2010-02-02 06:28:01 PM
My password is impossible to guess. I have trouble remembering it, though, so I saved it on a file labeled BANK INFO/PASSWORD on my desktop and took the password protect off of my OS. I also wrote it on my ATM card, since I figure the ATM is the most likely place I'll forget it. At least it's a hack-proof 4 letter word. And, no, it isn't my name.
 
2010-02-02 06:28:07 PM
I have 4 different types of passwords:

Email/IM
Boards/Games
Financial
PGP passphrase

(I like that PGP lets you use all sorts of fun ascii characters... not that my password is Þŧ$\x/ø®Ð or anything...)
 
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