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pdxmike

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Re: Dangerous Phish
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 04:54:48 PM »
You have to be careful.  People are incredibly naive and stupid when it comes to avoiding fraud.  I just read how about half of the passwords used for credit cards, bank accounts, etc. are things like "1234", "password", the person's name, etc.  Those people almost deserve to get their accounts drained.  That's why I either use "566-89-7444" which is my social security number, or "588OCCx081361" which seems hard to remember but isn't because I use it for US Bank, Lowe's, American Express, and Sprint, so I only have to remember it once for all of those, plus it's not really random because the first half is my license plate and the last is my birthday.

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Re: Dangerous Phish
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 06:33:06 PM »
Most people have hideous passwords. I use pretty simple ones for things that I don't feel matter or that have no direct connection to other sites that do, but it's important to remember that sites like Facebook provide identification to other sites, so you want a pretty solid password there.

Here's my simple recipe for a reasonably solid password. Pick a three word phrase that you can give yourself an easy clue for. Like "Color of the pot" (outside my door: blue) "scotch" (Dalwhinnie) and  "Miss- Coupland" (Wyoming). then pick two numbers from 1-0 and put them between your words. So your password is:

Blue 6 Dalwhinnie 3 Wyoming

Now substitute numbers for the letters that look like numbers, as i =1 e-3, a=4, o-0 and use the shifted symbols for your two numbers. Your password is now:

Blu3^D4lwh1nn13#Wy0m1ng

And your clue to reconstruct is: color of pot 6 scotch 3 Miss- coupland

Yes it can be broken with a very clever dictionary attack and a few weeks on a fast computer. Or someone that knows you well who has access to both the hints and your home. But it beats the shit out of your first dog plus your cousin's name.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 06:34:52 PM by PonoBill »
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