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07 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
My passwords are all kept in a locked One Note folder on a bit-locker encrypted flash drive. That way, I only have to remember 1 password.

That's a little complex for the average "soccer mom" who uses facebook, email, and maybe does some Online banking. WHat I tell some people that I think will follow the advice is to come up with a good passphrase as I mentioned, then just append the first letter of the service to the end or beginning to keep them different but easy to remember still, for example:
P@s5w0rd! - Windows password
P@s5w0rd!F - Facebook password
P@s5w0rd!E - email password

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07 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Desslok, That is a good way to get them to at least have a different password for each site in case something happens. The next step is to see if you can convince those friends & family members to use a different pass phrase for any online banking/bill paying sites.
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07 Apr 2010   #13

Arch Linux 64-bit

For sensitive log-ins I use the same 20+ character password.

It contains random letters, random numbers, punctuation, uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

I don't feel a need for different and changing passwords.
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08 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i long for a common two-factor auth approach to selected items of my choosing (not a blanket include-all common shared data system).

but then again, i also long for a solid gold toilet...
since neither of those two things are going to happen anytime soon...
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09 Apr 2010   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Desslok, I hope you take the opportunity to explain to them the importance of strong passwords.

Thanks, Joan! Security Tips & Talk has been a long-time favorite. I hope you've subscribed now.

Same here, Joan. Not even my husband has any of my passwords. Then again, I'm not sure he'd figure out how to start up any of our computers. I also have a different pw for every site. I may need to provide instructions in my will on what to do with my computers if something happens to me.
Yes I did as soon as you mentioned it I'm always interested in new information and my RSS Feeds are growing, as is my Favourite list.
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