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Proclivities

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 11:59am

Ye Olde Passworde

sirdroseph

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Posted: May 1, 2018 - 7:22am

I just love this password; NeinNeinNein999 It makes me laugh.
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 26, 2017 - 6:11am

 miamizsun wrote:
Want a secure password?

Wolfram Alpha (a site that I absolutely love) can generate a password for you.

For an example type in "password of 8 characters" and check the results.

Please play with the computational engine.

That is all.
 
shameless bump
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 15, 2016 - 9:23am

you probably need to change your password(s)

see for yourself



miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: May 6, 2016 - 4:21am

 miamizsun wrote:
Want a secure password?

Wolfram Alpha (a site that I absolutely love) can generate a password for you.

For an example type in "password of 8 characters" and check the results.

Please play with the computational engine.

That is all.

 
bump from five years ago

i saw in the news where hackers compromised 272 million passwords

yahoo, gmail, hotmail

look around on wolfram (stroke your inner geek a bit) {#Propeller}

aflanigan

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Location: At Sea
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2014 - 9:39am

 mutepoint wrote:


Album title:  The Art of IT Security Professionals

Band name: ? 


 

{#Lol}
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2014 - 9:20am

 mutepoint wrote:

  1. Which of these offer an Android app?  both?
  2. I'd want something that can live on the local box or in the cloud, preferably sync'd a la Evernote, Dropbox, etc.  
  3. And do either offer two-factor authentication ? 

/lazy 

 
  1. Both
  2. Yes
  3. Both

AFAIK

=====================

It's funny how so many things assume only one user per device, and if there are two users, that they would want to always keep everything totally separate. Apple doesn't have any kind of scheme where the kids can have their own configuration in itunes for example that keeps the kids' playlists separate from mine, but uses my master account for purchases (that I would authorize). So everything's lumped into one big pile. I would create different users on the machine... that would work, but if we're chatting with grandma and I need to check something, we lose her. Or if one account is playing music, that stops when I go to look at facebook...

I have LastPass set up so that justine's login info is saved, and mine, but if I log out of FB, I can't easily force it to log me in as the other person. A combination of LP's memory and the browser storing the logins and it just goes back to whatever it was before. I'm sure I could make everything not remember any info then have lastpass log me in using the account I want, but that's pretty radical. Something (browser OR password manager OR website) should understand that I want to just go to a pull-down menu and switch to another user in Facebook without all the rigamarole of logging out, logging back in. 


ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2014 - 8:48am

 cc_rider wrote:

I am still using LastPass. The wife switched to DashLane and likes it much better. I might switch too.

 
Okay, I am not familiar enough with LastPass to know how it's going to shake out, but I think Dashlane wanted me to have a separate premium account for each of us. DashLane looks better but I'm trying to get it where it's easy to switch users. With LastPass I'm trying to set it up so that she can have her Facebook Login and I can have mine. Right now it looks like we have to use different browsers (which is how we've been handling it).
 
Does she use Dashlane on a mobile? With LastPass on the iPad, you have to launch the LastPass app, copy the password and paste it into the form in Safari or the FB app... once you've done it you're done... until you need to change PW again and that's the whole point.
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2014 - 8:23am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Well I sprang for the Premium of LastPass. I think it'll be okay but there are quite a few things I'd like to discuss with their design team. They have an app for the iPad/phone etc but it doesn't actually work in the iPad's version of Safari, so you have to copy and paste the password. Which is okay but clunky. and their app has a browser. I guess that's okay but... Huh?

Anyway, they have a 60 day money back trial. If it's too annoying, I'll cancel and try DashLane. It promises it works better on all devices, somehow.

 
I am still using LastPass. The wife switched to DashLane and likes it much better. I might switch too.
aflanigan

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Location: At Sea
Gender: Male


Posted: May 27, 2014 - 8:10am

 kurtster wrote:

Still doing this.

Since the NSA revelations we have found out that there is no uncrackable password.
 

To clarify, strong passwords are highly resistant to decryption. However, even the strongest password is not resistant to "social engineering" attacks, as well as compromises resulting from insider knowledge or just plain sloppiness/carelessness on the art of IT security professionals.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 26, 2014 - 9:59pm

Well I sprang for the Premium of LastPass. I think it'll be okay but there are quite a few things I'd like to discuss with their design team. They have an app for the iPad/phone etc but it doesn't actually work in the iPad's version of Safari, so you have to copy and paste the password. Which is okay but clunky. and their app has a browser. I guess that's okay but... Huh?

Anyway, they have a 60 day money back trial. If it's too annoying, I'll cancel and try DashLane. It promises it works better on all devices, somehow.
kurtster

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Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 11, 2014 - 6:41am

 kurtster wrote:
We have all our user names and passwords on a word document and just copy and paste whenever needed.  Passwords can be as easy or as complicated as needed.  We never let our puters remember for easy logins.  The word document is buried pretty deep and does not have an obvious title like passwords for those that might make it into the network.

No worry about key logger stuff, no looking for sticky notes.  Keep all the security question answers there as well.  Can never remember upper or lower case and all that crap.

Been doing this for at least 8 or 9 years and it has worked very, very well.

Even have a separate user for surfing unknown or crazy places.  Dump cookies and history before and after religiously.  Have our own users for safe places like here so we don't have to dump stuff all the time.

 
Still doing this.

Since the NSA revelations we have found out that there is no uncrackable password.

Change them often.  And one thing to add to my above post is that I keep all the old documents that have the passwords so there are multiple choices for the same account.

If someone would get into my computers, they have several choices to pick from.  So with that in mind, I have another thing going for me that was unintended, but a huge benefit.  Most places give you only three attempts to login successfully for a 24 hour period.  I also will admit that I do not understand how all these password crackers that run the permutations can pound a login more than 3 times in a 24 hour period and still get in.
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 11, 2014 - 4:44am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
So, I've gotten most sites that I'm regularly using switched over to a mnemonic system for passwords. A sentence I can remember (actually one of 4), such as "Never give anyone your password!" Ngayp! followed by some letters from the URL Ngayp!RP which, with a longer sentence, would be pretty good. But I guess it's time to step it up and get a password manager. I've narrowed the choices down to
  • 1Password
  • LastPass
  • DashLane
  • I guess RoboVault is also in consideration.
They all have similar capabilities, as far as I can tell. It looks like LastPass is the least expensive option altho I think they're all offering discounts right now because Heartbleed is making them rich.

Considering I have these requirements:
  1. Multiple users on each iOS device,
  2. Multiple browsers on each computer
  3. Multiple users on each computer 
    and
  4. Low overall cost 
...does anyone have any feedback on those apps? 

It looks like LastPass will be least expensive but might be too geeky to get the family to use it?
1password is a one-time purchase but upgrades apparently are nearly as expensive as buying new and they kill support for older versions? Plus the desktop and iOS apps are separate purchases.
DashLane is an annual subscription, and each user needs to pay? 

This is why. This is why so many people just say "take my stuff." 


 
 scott it's almost like you read my mind

i use a similar method for passwords (a combo of a of the sentence/numeric methods)

that said i use xmarks so last pass is (or seems like) a natural fit for me (and i've toyed around with it)

i'm in the risk management business so i'm a little cautious/hesitant to have a "master key" versus "diversifying"

i use two-factor for a lot of business stuff

 

esp if you have or access/connect to cloud storage (gdrive, onedrive, dropbox, etc.)

if you travel, there are apps that you can use from a usb drive that can help too

regards
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 11, 2014 - 4:10am

So, I've gotten most sites that I'm regularly using switched over to a mnemonic system for passwords. A sentence I can remember (actually one of 4), such as "Never give anyone your password!" Ngayp! followed by some letters from the URL Ngayp!RP which, with a longer sentence, would be pretty good. But I guess it's time to step it up and get a password manager. I've narrowed the choices down to
  • 1Password
  • LastPass
  • DashLane
  • I guess RoboVault is also in consideration.
They all have similar capabilities, as far as I can tell. It looks like LastPass is the least expensive option altho I think they're all offering discounts right now because Heartbleed is making them rich.

Considering I have these requirements:
  1. Multiple users on each iOS device,
  2. Multiple browsers on each computer
  3. Multiple users on each computer 
    and
  4. Low overall cost 
...does anyone have any feedback on those apps? 

It looks like LastPass will be least expensive but might be too geeky to get the family to use it?
1password is a one-time purchase but upgrades apparently are nearly as expensive as buying new and they kill support for older versions? Plus the desktop and iOS apps are separate purchases.
DashLane is an annual subscription, and each user needs to pay? 

This is why. This is why so many people just say "take my stuff." 



katzendogs

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Location: Pasadena ,Texas
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2011 - 4:31pm

 miamizsun wrote:
Want a secure password?

Wolfram Alpha (a site that I absolutely love) can generate a password for you.

For an example type in "password of 8 characters" and check the results.

Please play with the computational engine.

That is all.
 
Great link. All kinds of things to type in here and get responses. *clappy emo*


Umberdog

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Location: In my body.
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2011 - 4:16pm

 miamizsun wrote:
Want a secure password?

Wolfram Alpha (a site that I absolutely love) can generate a password for you.

For an example type in "password of 8 characters" and check the results.

Please play with the computational engine.

That is all.
 
Neat website. Thanks.
justlistening

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Location: So. California
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2011 - 4:10pm

 miamizsun wrote:
Want a secure password?

Wolfram Alpha (a site that I absolutely love) can generate a password for you.

For an example type in "password of 8 characters" and check the results.

Please play with the computational engine.

That is all.
  
Impresive  and cool.  I typed in pi.  I wonder if it will email me when it's finished calculating {#Wink}

miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 31, 2011 - 3:51pm

Want a secure password?

Wolfram Alpha (a site that I absolutely love) can generate a password for you.

For an example type in "password of 8 characters" and check the results.

Please play with the computational engine.

That is all.

HazzeSwede

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Location: Hammerdal
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 12, 2011 - 2:44am

I use two passwords,Password and Password1.


Servo

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Location: Down on the Farm
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 11, 2011 - 10:24pm

 aflanigan wrote:
And if the people who target the things you want to keep secure figure out that this is your MO, they will sooner or later successfully mount a social engineering attack by tricking tech support into sending them your temp password.
 
Oh ye of little humor...

First off, if they give it away, it's not my problem.  Second, Big Business websites tend to be more for the benefit of the code monkeys who continually talk middle management into buying the latest expensive new "must have" toys.  Customers like me are going back to 800 numbers because they're actually easier, faster, and a better source of details.

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