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Old 06-27-2020, 11:13 PM   #1
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Since I can't seem to remember some of my #[email protected]!8 passwords, how about just contributing some good and memorable ones for the cause?

Thanks in advance. (grrrrr..)
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:32 AM   #2
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I have such good passwords I can't guess them.

You can always take something you can remember, like "this is the time for all good men to come..."
and use the first letter if each word paired with a number, like 1t2i3t4t5f etc. Then you have to throw in a special symbol or two and a capital letter.

Not random, but not easily guessable.

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Take a word you can easily remember. For example, 'hammer'. Count each letter in the alphabet. H=8, a=1, m=13, m=13, e=5, r=18.

hammer811313518.


Or, use the last two addresses you had. Let's say you used to live at 1234 Main, then moved to 9876 Elm before you moved to where you are now. Use 1234elm or 9876main.




Myself, I just use a password app on my phone to store them all.
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Come up with a pass phrase (or 4 - some go with generic for sites like this, different for banking types, government, legal, whateverr...) that can be used / applied across the board & then for each different site change out or add a special identifier for it

So lets say you used "passw0rd" as your pass phrase (yeah not a good one but better than some) & you are on this site it would be CTpassw0rd and another site would be XYZpassw0rd

Now you don't have as much to remember - for ones where you change monthly you might go CTpassw0rd07 - 07 is for July... this generally works well for most sites as they don't go past remember last 10
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Maybe try a password manager? Last Pass is one, there are others. You only have to remember one password, as it generates separate ones for each account you have.
They offer trial subscriptions I think.
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LastPass or 1Password work well
These will also generate passwords up to 50 character.....cray.


I often resort to patterns and can make some pretty complex key combinations that I can call something in the clear that only mean something to me. That way I can keep the reminder word in Evernote but the pattern is in my head.
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You need a symbol and a number to work here.
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I have a good system that works for me.

You need a good system that works for you.

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My password is OU812?



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You need a symbol and a number to work here.
You do....... now.
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create a system.

use a base password then a portion from the website you're accessing.

for example, Mpw5!con

think: My password (Mpw) number 5, exclamation point (some sites require a special character) and con (first three from the domain you're visiting.

visit another site such as google, the password might be Mpw5!goo
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I couldn’t care less if some sites I frequent were to be “hacked.”


On those, I use my email address as my username and my email address as my password.


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I have a system, but it's getting away from me. And when I try to reset the password, they usually tell me the new one is too similar to one I used already.
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ya can try :

3 characters of first name + Date of Birth + 2 characters of current website

Example :
James wants to connect to gmail
jam + 20081970 + gm
=> password : jam20081970gm

James wants to connect to linkedin
jam + 20081970 + li
=> password : jam20081970li
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I think the internet police and Congress should come up with a standardized operational procedural system of passwords. Then the coders could implement standard rules or standards for all sites requiring passwords. Why do some require a Capital letter, or a minimum, or a special character? Then a person could function with one or two passwords, as difficult, complex, or creative as you allow.

Much like credit/debit card hardware and systems manufactures that do not have a standard system for using such card? Some ask you if you want a receipt email, others just say credit or debit, etc. No two alike.

Make standards, you know, like a 2 x 4. Like the building codes, Lol.

It is like driving a car with 14 different speedometer systems measurements.

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Memorable passwords are generally a bad idea. Hackers use a list of hundreds of thousands of passwords that have been found in other sites they've cracked. So while "TrustNo1" might be cute, it's at the top of the list to try in a brute force attack.

A good strategy is to string together words, phrases, and numbers that mean things to you. A good password might be "BillNailgun1992!". Your son, your favorite tool, the year he was born. And adding in a punctuation mark somewhere in the phrase is useful. Even better if you misspell something, because they could try stringing together random dictionary words and numbers.

That password has 16 characters, with 52 possible values (upper/lower/numbers/punctuation), so 52 to the 16th power.

That's 2,857,942,574,656,970,000,000,000,000 possible combinations. I don't even know what you call that number.

The sun will burn out before a supercomputer could brute force it.

9 digit passwords put things into the realm of ridiculous to try to crack. 5 digits is pretty doable.

https://asecuritysite.com/encryption/passes has an explanation.
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I mix up old street addresses. If I used to live at both 1234 Oak Street and 9876 Maple Drive, I use 9876OakSt and/or 1234MapleDr.

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