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Originally Posted by AlDyer View Post

Haha, got to go change my passwords now, getting paranoid

I got paranoid several years ago... Now my passwords have extreme levels of entropy, lol.
   
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post #12 of 15
And I though i was safe ... Thank you for bringing this article ! I'm changing all my passwords tonight.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by kamimaru View Post

And I though i was safe ... Thank you for bringing this article ! I'm changing all my passwords tonight.

No problem thumb.gif
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post #14 of 15
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Hah, well i'm somewhat happy, hashcat couldn't brute force my standard
i find drawing a pattern on the keyboard is much easier than trying to remember the password, that way you can make it real long, use a "pattern" of upper and lower case, and pad numbers and symbols and all you need to know is the pattern - like a android pattern lock for passwords smile.gif

I do this too. Its much easier than word-based ones to remember as anytime I look at the keyboard, I just see the shape.
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I don't understand how/why people are still paranoid about passwords. Password cracking has been a big deal for awhile now, I would have assumed the majority of people (especially at this site) took care to use good passwords. Still surprises me how many people use weak passwords, or outside of places that require passwords (like work) that people even use passwords instead of something better
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