Solved Discuss: Internet Password Security

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May 23, 2014 at 06:02:21
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that most major websites do a fairly bad job at preventing users from selecting weak passwords. Discuss here if you think websites should force users to use stronger passwords, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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✔ Best Answer
May 27, 2014 at 15:39:01
"cabbage"
Password must contain more than seven letters.
"cabbages"
Password must contain a numeric value.
"7cabbages"
Password must contain a capital letter.
"7Cabbages"
Password must contain a symbol.
"7f*ckingCabbages"


#1
May 23, 2014 at 14:47:22
Don't even ask me how many times I've had to redo registration because my password
was 'too weak'. On lots of sites.

But there's eventually a point where you can have the most secure password that
can defeat a brute force
*************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
...but never remember it.

~oldie
Not everyone can decipher Klingon script...
chay' ta' SoH tlhe' vam Doch Daq

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#2
May 24, 2014 at 00:36:16
I suspect the most common means of bad people obtaining your passwords is not through guessing or brute force attack on the particular websites you subscribe to. They get the information from the user's PC easily enough through keyloggers ,trojans etc. It matters little whether you have a strong or weak password when they know it.
At least with my online banking I have a separate security layer that requires an offline key number to be generated for every transaction. What chance does a hacker have of guessing an 8 digit code within three attempts, and will be valid for only one transaction. Doesn't matter if they get my user ID and password.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#3
May 24, 2014 at 14:27:36
Passwords I use aren't especially dandy or secure...they are weird though.

Skip
Audares Juvo


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#4
May 27, 2014 at 15:39:01
✔ Best Answer
"cabbage"
Password must contain more than seven letters.
"cabbages"
Password must contain a numeric value.
"7cabbages"
Password must contain a capital letter.
"7Cabbages"
Password must contain a symbol.
"7f*ckingCabbages"

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#5
May 28, 2014 at 14:39:50
Brilliant. Best laugh I had for ages.

Stuart


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#6
May 30, 2014 at 07:40:53
Users should take some responsibility for choosing strong passwords. We all know the risks that are out there.

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