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    Log In - password -password

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    The most common default password is 'password' and lots of people don't change it like they are supposed.

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    I just wanna know how they got their hands on my list of preferred password!
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    Almost as bad are the strong passwords that people can't remember, so they tape them to the keyboard or monitor.
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    I know folks that use the very same password for everything.
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    The method I use to generate strong passwords is have one password such as

    tf$H@umh95sad!R

    It's complicated but as it is used everywhere it becomes memorable. What you do is, pick two characters and replace them with two characters from the website. Always the same characters, assuming that you replace characters 7 and 8 with 1 and 3 then for this site it would become tf$H@uln95sad!R
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    I would need a young finely tuned mind ( unhampered by mind altering substances ) to even understand that formula, Elija.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    I would need a young finely tuned mind ( unhampered by mind altering substances ) to even understand that formula, Elija.
    LOL maybe it's the mind altering substances that help create these things...

    A simple example.

    Start with "password" and decide which two characters which will be replaced.
    Randomly chosen the 4th and 6th characters so now it is pas_w_rd.
    Randomly chosen the 2nd and 3rd letters in the site name to replace them with.
    For linuxforums.org that would be i and n giving a password of "pasiwnrd"

    It doesn't matter if you write "password" down as it is only your starting point. But as it is used everywhere, you start to remember it.
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    cousinlucky, here are a couple of NY Times articles regarding passwords that you might find interesting:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/te...kers-away.html

    Readers Respond: Password Hygiene and Headaches - NYTimes.com
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    Thanks Oz, I'll pass those links on!
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