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online Tony Danza from Moominvalley on 2019-01-23 16:10 [#02567580]
Points: 1089 Status: Regular



Protect your treasured Xltronic account with Good Password
Hygiene.

Each letter you add to a password doubles its strength. So,
never stop adding letters.

Put an S on the end of any word to make a strong password.

A good password is Pikachus. No! It is Bulbasaurs (squirtles
is too short).

Always write your passwords in a good font. Classy!

guys whag are some other Secitury Tips



 

online RussellDust on 2019-01-23 16:29 [#02567582]
Points: 13303 Status: Regular



Using birthdays and family member names is always a good and
easy way to remember your passwords! Your street name and
number is another good one.

Seriously though, my mum is angry because of these security
measures now demanded with passwords. Her 1234 became 123321
and now she’s like “letters, symbols, caps? Fuck this
shit!”


 

online Tony Danza from Moominvalley on 2019-01-23 16:43 [#02567584]
Points: 1089 Status: Regular



I told my mom not to use a dictionary word and she looked at
me like I was asking her to carry a gun. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

bulbasaursssssss, no one will ever guess

bulbasaursssssssssssssssssssssssssss


 

online RussellDust on 2019-01-23 16:55 [#02567585]
Points: 13303 Status: Regular



my passwords are the cleverest in the whole wide world (web)


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-01-23 17:46 [#02567587]
Points: 3693 Status: Addict



always keep a copy of your xltronic password in a safety
deposit box at a numbered swiss bank account. 2-key opening.
swallow one key


 

online RussellDust on 2019-01-23 18:48 [#02567589]
Points: 13303 Status: Regular | Followup to belb: #02567587



Swiss bank accounts aren’t that special anymore. Chose
some island in the Caribbean.


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-01-23 18:53 [#02567591]
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hah, i half-wondered if you'd know about swiss banks... i'll
update my security practices once i pass (and wash) my key


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-01-24 02:44 [#02567615]
Points: 11068 Status: Addict



i used to have a solid password scheme that served me well.
three or four absurd little mental algorithms that would
allow me to generate unique passwords for everything, then
run through the same train of thought later, essentially
re-generating the password so i didn't have to remember any
of 'em. remembering a little bee waltz of policies instead
of the actual passwords...

...but, now, it's fucking shit. sites have massively upped
their requirements: one special character required, sure...
but, now, it has to be one special character from a list of
the five special characters they deem acceptable. suddenly,
all these sites have obscure, different rules, and they are
even more difficult to remember than actual passwords.
like... does my cell provider allow my usual special
characters, or did i have to pick one i'd normally never
use? then they lock the account after five failures; i can't
even really trial an error.

so i've resorted to the little black book


 

offline mermaidman from the pacific ocean on 2019-01-24 08:54 [#02567625]
Points: 4701 Status: Addict



what you do is the year justin beiber was born multiply by
his height divide by how many albums he has add i<3jb at the
end and there you have it!


 

offline mermaidman from the pacific ocean on 2019-01-24 08:56 [#02567626]
Points: 4701 Status: Addict



oh height is in meters by the way so if he's 190cm it's 1,90
meters okay lovelies


 

offline mermaidman from the pacific ocean on 2019-01-24 09:02 [#02567627]
Points: 4701 Status: Addict



and the album count is without the remixes and dvds


 

offline mermaidman from the pacific ocean on 2019-01-24 09:03 [#02567628]
Points: 4701 Status: Addict



and the year is in gregorian


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 16:50 [#02567637]
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I categorise every account in to a genre classification and
those genre classifications are numbered 2, 4, 6, 8. These
numbers are used to determine how many legs the animal in my
password will have. For example if social media was category
6 then each password for a social media account would be
built around animals that have 6 legs (insects basically).

Once I have the number of legs I look at where the account
is for. Let's say it's MySpace. As Myspace begins with M I
pick a mosquito. We then use a simple convention to change
that password in to something a little less guessable.

First we have it backwards and forwards with a vowelless
truncation of the website it's for in the middle:
mosquitomyspcotiuqsom

Then we split by syllable using a rotating sequence of ./ /@
and @.
mos./qui/@to@.my./spc/@ot@.uiq./som

Then we make every alternate syllable CAPs
MOS./qui/@TO@.my./SPC/@ot@.UIQ./mos

Then we do a simple 1337speak for the usual. S=5, E=3 etc
M05./qu1/@T0@.my./5PC/@0t@.U1Q./m05

Easy.


 

online Tony Danza from Moominvalley on 2019-01-24 17:26 [#02567638]
Points: 1089 Status: Regular



too complicated I'm using password1 for everything


 

offline mohamed on 2019-01-24 18:40 [#02567647]
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something 1 sounds ok to me


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-01-24 20:32 [#02567650]
Points: 3693 Status: Addict | Followup to Tony Danza: #02567638



when i started high school back in 1997 the school computers
ran windows 3.1 and novell netware - i was a mini black hat
hacker with a load of keyloggers and "forbidden" .txt files.
the sysadmin's password was, i shit you not, "password1".
happy, happy times


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 20:37 [#02567653]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to belb: #02567650



that reminds me of the time in mid nineties I was in the pc
section of a department store in Liverpool, and my brother
was trying the screensaver passwords and the first one he
tried unlocked the password was "john"


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 20:47 [#02567657]
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lol poor John.


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 20:52 [#02567662]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to Indeksical: #02567657



yeah lol


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 20:58 [#02567669]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict



i still wonder if he uses john as his password 20 odd years
later


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:18 [#02567672]
Points: 4013 Status: Addict



use pass PHRASES instead, if there is no upper limit on the
number of characters

a sentence is far easier to remember and has the same amount
of entropy (if long enough) as a shorter thing using
uppercase/lowercase/other characters

i don't do this anyway, i use the same password for every
fucking site cos idrgaf lol


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:21 [#02567673]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02567672



th3qu1ckbr0wnf0xjum3p0v3rth3lazyd0g2019


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:21 [#02567674]
Points: 4013 Status: Addict



also, anyone who says 'don't write your passwords down' is a
fucking idiot, and two factor identification is far too much
of a potch
hacked in 3,2...


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:22 [#02567675]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict



I use the same passwords words all the time its just human
nature to be a bit mentally lazy, my brother has a file he
encrypts and all sorts I just don't think its worth the
hassle


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:24 [#02567677]
Points: 4013 Status: Addict | Followup to Hyperflake: #02567673



Nah I mean like "The Starving Chaffinches Flew Hungrily Over
The Slunk-Dripping Nest" - it's easier to remember stuff
like that than 23*(£$(U* type stuff


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:26 [#02567678]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02567677



I only substitute the vowels with numbers, otherwise id have
no chance of remember it, its like a cheaper cypher
technique I guess o==0 e==3 I==1


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:27 [#02567679]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict



normally my passwords are much shorter though, but yeah a
phrase is actually a good idea thinking about it


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:27 [#02567680]
Points: 4013 Status: Addict



AFAIK the entire reason people should choose passwords with
loads of entropy is cos if the site gets hacked, and the
HASHED passwords get stolen, then the BadGuys TM will try
and find out what your plaintext password is so they can use
it on other sites... ???


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:30 [#02567681]
Points: 4013 Status: Addict | Followup to Hyperflake: #02567679



I think that lots of people who are telling other people
what passwords to choose basically haven't got a clue and
are using ideas from the early 90s, and let's face it it
doesn't really matter for the vast majority of stuff anyway


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:31 [#02567682]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02567680



yeah your right, I should be doing more transformations on
each letter swap to add more entropy so there is no
disenable pattern that can be brute forced


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:32 [#02567683]
Points: 4013 Status: Addict



Like when OAPs go the library to find out about the internet
and they are still telling them to use Yahoo mail


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:33 [#02567684]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02567681



yeah I must admit im really out of the loop, I have a few
friends who do cyber security as a full time job but ive
only ever taken a cursory interest, the thing I try to
consciously do is keep my digital footprint/signature small
by not signing up to loads of dubious sites, although being
on this one might be a bit of a mistake


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-01-24 21:34 [#02567685]
Points: 3693 Status: Addict



i remember somebody on here warning us all that the
passwords are stored in plaintext... sneakattack? elusive
maybe? i forget now. my phone has a red exclamation triangle
about this site anyway, http not https etc


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:37 [#02567687]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to belb: #02567685



yeah I wouldn't be surprised, chrome says its unsecure


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-01-24 21:38 [#02567688]
Points: 22732 Status: Addict | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02567683



i find old people especially get into habitual ways of doing
stuff, if you show them a much more efficient way of
performing the same task they don't do it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-01-25 02:19 [#02567719]
Points: 11068 Status: Addict | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02567672



use pass PHRASES instead, if there is no upper limit on
the number of characters

a sentence is far easier to remember and has the same amount
of entropy (if long enough) as a shorter thing using
uppercase/lowercase/other characters


a solid idea, rendered moot by reality. i'm going to go out
on a limb and assert that the byzantine password
requirements i've begun to see have all been based on the
assumption that people use short passwords. if
everyone used a passage from their favorite book for a
password for the last ten years of the internet or so, the
world would be a much more civil place. instead, now you
need to include one of [@,~,#,`,|] or something and a
favorite passage doesn't typically have any of these fings.
useless as a mnemonic technique because most people have a
password like their birthday plus their initials


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-01-25 02:20 [#02567720]
Points: 11068 Status: Addict



at one point i fancied the idea of writing a $2 amazon PDF
called "Zen And The Art of Good Passwords." i still kind of
do


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-01-25 02:23 [#02567721]
Points: 11068 Status: Addict



just kills it


 


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