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alfred

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pass words.
« on: January 10, 2022, 03:55:00 pm »
i have put on my computer a (pass word checker) to which i can test pass words to see if  they are safe, the checker tells me how long it would take a person to crack that word ,

if o.k i put that password in my book , for future references ,and use it as and when i change pass words which i do every so often ,and i have a long list just in case.,

Q ; perhaps you do things differently ,
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Scrumpy

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Re: pass words.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 03:58:47 pm »

I don’t use lots of passwords.. I just muck around with the main one that I use..
Don’t ask me.. I know nuffink..

Crabbyob

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 04:21:56 pm »
i hate passwords, i read a bit of great advice someplace, use the same password for everything just use a prefix...LCC for here...FB for facebook... YM for yahoomail..

Alex

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 04:22:13 pm »
I use different passwords, I keep a list but I know that's not a good idea.   :hmm:

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Re: pass words.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 05:36:17 pm »
i hate passwords, i read a bit of great advice someplace, use the same password for everything just use a prefix...LCC for here...FB for facebook... YM for yahoomail..

A friend of mine does that and is happy with it.

Crabbyob

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 05:40:34 pm »
it might have been you who posted that Sheila.... in another place.. :smiley:

alfred

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Re: pass words.
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 06:15:36 pm »
where possible i have different pass words for every thing I'm on
simply playing safe where as if i used the   same password and some one got access to it then they would be able to access every web site or address
 and any accounts that i have ,

and just in case i keep all these different and varying passwords listed with the emails i use, in my book ,  just in case i forget,

klondike

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Re: pass words.
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 06:18:34 pm »
If you use the same password everywhere it just increases the chances that yours will be exposed in a data breach. Check here which have... https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords

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Re: pass words.
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 06:20:55 pm »
should we put our account numbers in too

alfred

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2022, 06:22:28 pm »
DEFINEATELY NOT

klondike

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2022, 06:35:59 pm »
There's at least one website that commited the cardinal sin of storing password in plain text in its database. One I used in a lot of incosequential places got exposed in that manner. Putting passwords in that site is safe enought as they are not combined with userid or email address. Obviously they were in the data breaches.

This was it - a free web hosting site as described on HaveIBeenPwned
https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites#:~:text=In%20approximately%20March%202015%2C%20the,addresses%20and%20plain%20text%20passwords.

The site makes its excuses here https://www.000webhost.com/000webhost-database-hacked-data-leaked

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2022, 07:15:57 pm »
with the exception of my bank passwords, I have them all on a Word document - it runs to six pages of A4
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