Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for June 21, 2012


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    naturally_easy  over 7 years ago

    Doh! Now I have to come up with a new password!

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    Kvasir42 Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Which leads to my pet peeve for movies when the password for a secure site is always an easily discoverable word (with no special characters). Unfortunately, even the BBC Sherlock Holmes did this. But working for the government, you have to come up with long passwords using special characters, punctuation, capitals and numbers. (I don’t think this is a state secret.)

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    Skarlett Premium Member over 7 years ago

    In this case, he found it easier to just name the pet after his password.

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    libbydog  over 7 years ago

    ha ha! I use the same password for everything except the bank (I have a bad memory and even lost my list once when had multiple passwords!)

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    Perkycat  over 7 years ago

    The dog’s name again? – how do you pronounce that?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Perkycat… It’s Exyooell-fiveviare-poundemessatepercent.It’s easier than it looks cos the exclamation point isn’t part of it.Hope that helps.

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    RonaldDavis  over 7 years ago

    Weak! No lower case characters.

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    CoBass  over 7 years ago

    XKCD has a couple good takes on password strength and password security.(If you’re not familiar with XKCD, hover your cursor over the strip for a second punchline.)

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