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(SeattlePI)   38 percent of adults would rather scrub a toilet than come up with a new online password, which explains why so many accounts get hacked and so many more toilets go unscrubbed   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 13
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1766 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Aug 2012 at 12:31 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-24 12:50:06 PM
4 votes:
password1

the "1" is to throw them off
2012-08-24 12:41:10 PM
3 votes:
Mine is the same for everything: *******************
2012-08-24 02:05:03 PM
2 votes:
I don't remember the password to my toilet...
2012-08-24 12:38:48 PM
2 votes:
I can't recall who posted it but I read it on Fark about using a song line. Use the first letter of each word in a line in your favorite song. Which is easy because my favorite song is All Together Now so it's just 1234
2012-08-24 12:35:06 PM
2 votes:

Heamer: Mine is 12345, so it's easy to remember.


I have the same combination on my luggage
2012-08-24 03:51:23 PM
1 votes:
I just stick my dick in the USB port, and they somehow figure out that it's me trying to log in, every time.
2012-08-24 02:00:27 PM
1 votes:
I will happily come up with new passwords for anyone who wants to scrub my toilet.

/Difficulty: have teenagers.
2012-08-24 01:34:41 PM
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: Passwords by themselves are bad enough. My company just instituted two-factor authentication, so we have to use a USB token key as well. Then we have to change the password every 60 days (which is really a very bad security practice, but don't try to explain why to a 24 year old security "expert"). If you forget your token key, which is easy to do, since it is a violation of company policy to store it with your portable computer, you must call the help desk to have them generate a token that you have to manually punch in. That doesn't sound bad, but they also have a 60 minute idle time-out that will kick you out of the network. So if you go to a meeting or lunch, you have to call help desk again.

Now when one considers that most hackers never bother to attempt to get in via the front door, all this password paranoia is really stupid.



One company I worked for instituted a new password policy, where everyone's passwords were wiped and new rules were put in place: One capital letter, one number, at least eight characters long, set to expire every thirty days. They helpfully reset everyones password to 'Company1' where 'company' was the name of the place we were working.

Every thirty days the password expired for everyone, all at once, since no one had bothered to change them from the default 'Company1'. Since people don't like having to think up new passwords, the first time it expired, everyone simply changed their passwords to 'Company2' Thirty days later, 'Company3' was the standard. A good ninety percent of the company ended up using the same exact password. You could walk up to almost any computer and log on with it.

When I left the company a while later for another job, we were up to Company17 and the 'security' office still refused to admit anything was wrong. Sadly, this wasn't anywhere near the most screwed up thing about the place.
2012-08-24 01:29:33 PM
1 votes:
I used to come up with different egregiously complicated passwords for every site and then compile those passwords into a microscopic file I had embedded in my shin readable only by a scanning device. I realized later what a monumental waste of effort this was.

Unless you have an incredible memory for random strings of numbers/letters don't bother IMHO. Exceptions made for really important sites related to banking etc. If someone wants to hijack my FARK account be my guest.
2012-08-24 01:04:15 PM
1 votes:
Please enter a Password
******
We're sorry. Your password is too short. Please enter a new password
******************
We're sorry. Your password does not contain a number. Please enter a new password
*******************
We're sorry. Your password does not contain a special character. Please enter a new password
********************
We're sorry. Your password contains an unauthorized special character. Please enter a new password
********************
We're sorry. Your password exceeds the allowable number of characters. Please enter a new password
2012-08-24 12:42:44 PM
1 votes:
Scrubtoilet was my password.
2012-08-24 12:37:30 PM
1 votes:
Ugh. That why God invented housekeepers.

/They always come up with the most secure ones.
2012-08-24 12:32:32 PM
1 votes:
Mine is 12345, so it's easy to remember.
 
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