Passwords

Last Update: October 17, 2016

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"password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource (example: an access code is a type of password), which is to be kept secret from those not allowed access".



It's not enough to create a password, it's necessary to remember it.Thay's why some people prefer to be not so creative, at least when they can.



or maybe think they are...

Some seem ro go a little further...

Some have to work wonders of ingenuity because the requirements are horrendous





Let's listen to a rant of a person who has to do it on a daily basis.(taken from a computer forum)

"I work in an office setting where we have to log into several software applications in addition to various accounts to internet based databases. Additionally, there are network and hardware passwords (Windows, VPN tunnel, etc.).

Is there a particular reason why password security seems to be so non-uniform among all of these applications - so you can't create one password and use it for all systems/applications. Each has its own requirement - whether it be special characters, upper/lower case characters, number/character combinations, etc. I have literally seen people who have a paper list of passwords taped to their desks because there is no way that they could possibly remember all of the passwords they need to use on a daily basis. Who can remember that one application requires a password like P283!$horty131 and another requires P283Shorty131, and they have to be changed every three months.

Today I had to log into a personal account and had forgotten the ridiculous password that the site required, and so I was presented with 5 security questions I answered 2 years ago (and for which I did not know the correct answers because they were case sensitive, etc.). It seems like we have taken password security to absurd levels. Sorry just needed to vent."

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/computers/1886051-password-complexity-necessary-absurd-2.html#ixzz4NNtCvvcz



I once had to come through quite an experience too. There was something with the pass- word to my Facebook account and while changing it I had to complete some tasks, like recognise more than 100 of my FB friends, say to which groups I belong to(Can anybody imagine?).Miraculously, it was settled by presenting my telephone number which I of course did.

Can anybody share the like stories or maybe examples of passwords you created, or some tools to make things easier?



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MPollock Premium
Great passwords, they can be a pain.
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verazhelvis Premium
Sure they can...I mainly have one.:)
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DennisD1 Premium
What's so hard about that? Jason Bourne can remember 10 at one time while being shot at. :>
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verazhelvis Premium
And you?:)
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DennisD1 Premium
I have a hard time remembering mine and its my wife's name. HA
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verazhelvis Premium
What does your wife say? I can imagine how it goes. -
Hey honey. What's the password to my account?
-Aaa , right. Lucy... Well Lucy , will you make me a coffee?:)
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DennisD1 Premium
You've got it. You know the drill. Haha
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PatLemy Premium
Nice ! Thanks for sharing !

Pat
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verazhelvis Premium
Glad you liked it... thanks...:)
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cosmicradio Premium
Funny stuff, Vera...and true! :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Thanks... so very true. Now I have just one phrase , and slightly change it if necessary...and I happen to remember it...:)
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cosmicradio Premium
Good idea. :)
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MKearns Premium
Hilarious Vera. Maybe that's one reason companies are moving to multi factor authentication!
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verazhelvis Premium
Facebook too!..It got me trying to do it. Almost 200 fb friends from all over the world. How could i identify them?Or say to which groups I belong to?:))
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