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Windows 7: Security Tips & Talk

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 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/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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