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2016-06-06 8:19:49 AM  
That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.

I'm pretty good about not reusing passwords, but keeping track of security questions? That's insane.
 
2016-06-06 9:16:47 AM  
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2016-06-06 9:23:04 AM  

Lsherm: That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.


that kind of complexity of use is why i don't like gaming on consoles, i prefer the smooth simplicity of a PC
 
2016-06-06 9:27:06 AM  
It's almost as if making people remember multiple 12 character passwords with upper, lower, numbers, and symbols leads to problems like these. What a mystery!
 
2016-06-06 9:30:19 AM  
Just find an easy system.
Two words, capitalize the first letter, a number, a second number that if you held shift on the keyboard creates symbols. Just use one word for the service, another word for your convenience, and interparse the numbers/symbols and letters.
 
2016-06-06 9:38:18 AM  
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KeePass. I don't know how I ever got along without it.
 
2016-06-06 9:40:18 AM  

Lsherm: That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.

I'm pretty good about not reusing passwords, but keeping track of security questions? That's insane.


I use the same answer for all security questions. First street? 'bananapants,' Hospital where is was born? 'bananapants'. Favorite movie? 'bananapants'. Even if you know my whole biography, the answer never makes sense, but I only have to remember one.

JinxedLynx: Just find an easy system.
Two words, capitalize the first letter, a number, a second number that if you held shift on the keyboard creates symbols. Just use one word for the service, another word for your convenience, and interparse the numbers/symbols and letters.


that is not an easy system. And complex passwords have made it easier to illicitly access systems. Just look on the desks of an area that uses them. I'd wager you won't have to look at more than ten desks before you find a slip of paper with passwords listed on it. Probably under the desk blotter or the keyboard. No need to brute force when access is so easy.
 
2016-06-06 10:44:14 AM  
The real mystery is why Zuckerberg needs a LinkedIn account...in case he gets laid off I guess.
 
2016-06-06 10:55:07 AM  
Did you know that if you type your Fark password in a post, it will come up as all asterisks?

Like this: *******
 
2016-06-06 11:02:07 AM  
Thisisaneasy2rememberpw that is way too long to break. At least for a couple more years.
 
2016-06-06 11:15:09 AM  

Darth Gallus: Lsherm: That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.

I'm pretty good about not reusing passwords, but keeping track of security questions? That's insane.

I use the same answer for all security questions. First street? 'bananapants,' Hospital where is was born? 'bananapants'. Favorite movie? 'bananapants'. Even if you know my whole biography, the answer never makes sense, but I only have to remember one.

JinxedLynx: Just find an easy system.
Two words, capitalize the first letter, a number, a second number that if you held shift on the keyboard creates symbols. Just use one word for the service, another word for your convenience, and interparse the numbers/symbols and letters.

that is not an easy system. And complex passwords have made it easier to illicitly access systems. Just look on the desks of an area that uses them. I'd wager you won't have to look at more than ten desks before you find a slip of paper with passwords listed on it. Probably under the desk blotter or the keyboard. No need to brute force when access is so easy.


I tried that once, but some systems compare the answers and make you use unique answers. Obviously, you weren't born in Bananapants County and drive a Bananapants Bananapants with your dog Bananapants sticking his face out of the window.
 
2016-06-06 11:15:51 AM  
No Hillary comments yet?
 
2016-06-06 12:32:41 PM  
Our company makes us change our passwords every 45 days and we can't reuse any of the last 18 passwords. Problem is, that we have 4-5 of these passwords, they can only be alphanumeric and can only be 10 characters at most. Is it any shock that people use the same password for all their accounts or write them down?
 
2016-06-06 12:47:44 PM  

Lsherm: That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.

I'm pretty good about not reusing passwords, but keeping track of security questions? That's insane.


I once just made up answers to the security questions and that bit me in the ass when I couldn't remember what smartass answer I had given. At least with a "true" answer you can argue with a real person that in fact that was your first car or elementary school and the error must be on their end.
 
2016-06-06 12:48:37 PM  

Gunderson: Did you know that if you type your Fark password in a post, it will come up as all asterisks?

Like this: *******


Hey cool, let's try it!
GundersonisaF@rkwad


Doesn't seem to work for me...
 
2016-06-06 1:06:30 PM  

Jormungandr: Gunderson: Did you know that if you type your Fark password in a post, it will come up as all asterisks?

Like this: *******

Hey cool, let's try it!
GundersonisaF@rkwad


Doesn't seem to work for me...


let me try...

childassraper12345
 
2016-06-06 1:07:17 PM  
whoops
 
2016-06-06 1:08:38 PM  

Fabric_Man: [img.fark.net image 300x229]
KeePass. I don't know how I ever got along without it.


I just started using a password manager 2 months ago.  LastPass.  It took a little work to get my preferences set, but I really like it.  I would not go back to my old method of using various curse words in combination with numbers, just too many sites for that.
 
2016-06-06 1:28:24 PM  

GodComplex: Our company makes us change our passwords every 45 days and we can't reuse any of the last 18 passwords. Problem is, that we have 4-5 of these passwords, they can only be alphanumeric and can only be 10 characters at most. Is it any shock that people use the same password for all their accounts or write them down?


this.  my new email account requires the normal fare: capital letter, lowercase letter, number and symbol; then for extra fun the password MUST start with a capital letter

then there is another database, where you can only use numbers and will lock up if you used a special character, and it has to be 10 characters long.  Keep mixing up these conventions, timeline until new password is required for about several more systems and that is how work goes.

on and on and on, so yes, I have sticky notes and index cards around my monitor with my passcodes on them.  But I employ a certain pattern to how I make passwords, so I just need a hint to myself.  G25 probably won't help you guess the whole password, but it helps me.  Oh? I need a new password every so often, I use the +1 or +5 system (or +X where x is any whole number).  Old Password:  FarkGQ$15  New Password: FarkGQ$16 or FarkGQ$20.  Then I just scratch out 15, and write 20 on my sticky note.

but for stuff I don't care about? yea, I use a common simple password.  So if you hack my pandora password, congratulations, you can now use it to look at my pinterest page, my tunein account, post here on fark as me, etc.

At home, I have a booklet with all important sites with accounts and passwords (just in case my wife or someone else needed to access something while I am in a coma)
 
2016-06-06 1:32:04 PM  
I recommend using 1Password. Generate you some random passwords and never have to worry about it.
 
2016-06-06 2:27:24 PM  
I'm supposed to have four different passwords at work. The really stupid part is that anybody who has access to these systems already has their own user name and password, so knowing mine will not matter at all. So I use the same password for everything as much as possible.
 
2016-06-06 2:40:23 PM  
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2016-06-06 3:35:50 PM  

Fabric_Man: [img.fark.net image 300x229]
KeePass. I don't know how I ever got along without it.


I'm sitting on mine.
 
2016-06-06 5:52:20 PM  

Gunderson: Did you know that if you type your Fark password in a post, it will come up as all asterisks?

Like this: *******


Smackledorfer2
 
2016-06-06 5:54:11 PM  

GodComplex: Our company makes us change our passwords every 45 days and we can't reuse any of the last 18 passwords. Problem is, that we have 4-5 of these passwords, they can only be alphanumeric and can only be 10 characters at most. Is it any shock that people use the same password for all their accounts or write them down?


Write them down?

Pfft. I use a spreadsheet with the dates I've set them, login names, past five pws, and my secret answers. My supervisor recommended it...
 
2016-06-06 5:55:34 PM  
Oh, and then because we all still fark things up, all it takes is one phone call, our login name, and the ID of the terminal we are at to get a reset. So secure!
 
2016-06-06 8:29:34 PM  
Who the fark cares about strong passwords for crap like Linkedin and Twitter? I use strong passwords for my banking and other sensitive or money related sites, everything else gets the same easy to remember password across the board.
 
2016-06-06 8:47:20 PM  

Lsherm: That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.

I'm pretty good about not reusing passwords, but keeping track of security questions? That's insane.


That's why I'm 100% against sites that use security questions. They're either so ridiculously easy that anyone could figure them out by doing 15 minutes worth of research (what high school did you go to?), or there so bizarre or in the past that I don't even know the answers myself (what was your maternal great grandmothers maiden name?).
 
2016-06-06 9:27:49 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Lsherm: That stupid Linkedin breach also leaked security question answers, so someone hacked my PS4 account because Sony will literally give away your account to anyone who can answer ONE security question. ONE. Singular. Uno.

I'm pretty good about not reusing passwords, but keeping track of security questions? That's insane.

That's why I'm 100% against sites that use security questions. They're either so ridiculously easy that anyone could figure them out by doing 15 minutes worth of research (what high school did you go to?), or there so bizarre or in the past that I don't even know the answers myself (what was your maternal great grandmothers maiden name?).


I truly believe the problem in my case is that Sony was willing to give my entire account away to someone based on the answer to one question with no other verification at all. An account, I might add, that was tied to my Paypal account. The only reason the hacker couldn't run up charges was because I had two factor authentication turned on for Paypal and the idiot couldn't register a new device, which Paypal also required.

Sony dropped the goddamn ball. The first thing I did when I got my account back was unlink any kind of payment information to it. I'll populate the wallet with farking gift cards.
 
hej
2016-06-07 3:47:18 AM  
I'll gladly reuse a password I can actually remember across multiple accounts that are completely unimportant.  No, my login for your grocery store saver card doesn't need to be protected with a minimum of 12 characters that contain at least one uppercase, one lowercase, two numeric and three special characters.
 
2016-06-07 12:01:07 PM  

ReapTheChaos: That's why I'm 100% against sites that use security questions. They're either so ridiculously easy that anyone could figure them out by doing 15 minutes worth of research (what high school did you go to?), or there so bizarre or in the past that I don't even know the answers myself (what was your maternal great grandmothers maiden name?).


And then you get some that don't give you a choice of questions--but then impose length requirements on the answer.  Idiots, some people and places have short names!

ReapTheChaos: Who the fark cares about strong passwords for crap like Linkedin and Twitter? I use strong passwords for my banking and other sensitive or money related sites, everything else gets the same easy to remember password across the board.


Yeah, it gets obnoxious when you hit strong password requirements for comment-posting logins!
 
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