Tr0mBoNe: Of course I write down my password. The nerds in the IT closet make me change it every 6 weeks.
gopher321: Usually i just pick a random name from history and add a couple of numbers to it, eg. Methuselah206. Who the hell is going to guess that?
gopher321: I've got so many logins and passwords I HAVE to write them down. My little black book, in other words. It's either that, or use the same login and password for every program/website/computer I use which is just stupid.Usually i just pick a random name from history and add a couple of numbers to it, eg. Methuselah206. Who the hell is going to guess that?
Saiga410: I just did an online password security training... gotta take it every year. I think just about everyone within a radious of 3 cubicles heard me mumble BS when I read meat@35 is more secure than mycatsnameistimmy because the latter did not have any symbols.
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: If the hackers are guessing, they're doing it wrong.
WinoRhino: Here's a tip: use sentences. For example, This1is2my3gmail4account5Password6. Really long, so it is very difficult to crack. Easy to remember.
Tom_Slick: WinoRhino: Here's a tip: use sentences. For example, This1is2my3gmail4account5Password6. Really long, so it is very difficult to crack. Easy to remember.I like to use movie quotes Example:Andp1eased0ntc4llmeShirly
KickahaOta: That suggests to me that the admin of this system is from the school of thought that says 'Users, left to their own devices, choose shiatty passwords
KickahaOta: At which point the admin will blame the user for poor password security.
SnarfVader: When employees are forced to change their password often they will use easily guessed passwords. It's high time companies invested in other means for authentication that don't rely on passwords.
jbtilley: Tr0mBoNe: Of course I write down my password. The nerds in the IT closet make me change it every 6 weeks.Yeah, what they don't realize is that when you require an uppercase letter, number, 12 digits in length, a non-standard character, make you change it every month, every tool you use has a different login and password, and they won't allow you to reuse any of your last two dozen passwords that people all but have to write passwords down and put them on a sticky on the corner of their monitor.Achieves the exact opposite of what they were going for.
unlikely: Security Protip: Don't write your passwords down. If you must, write them somewhere discreet.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: Have you ever run an audit on user passwords in an organization? My experience has always been that > 25% of passwords are weak enough to be broken by tools like Cain or l0phtcrack in less than 48 hours.
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