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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:52 pm    Post subject: Remembering your passwords Reply with quote

Here's how not to do it. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually ive done quite a bit of research into social security sytems and the latest recomendations are to pick a pass phrase with a 2 digit number in the middle and just change the number regularly.
if you do have to write down a password it is recommended that you keep it in your wallet somewhere secure as opposed to hiding it near your computer.

Pass phrases are easier to remember, and harder to crack,
places like banks that require a capital and a number in the password almost always end up with a capital 1st letter dictionary phrase with 1 after it, which is far from secure.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will tell you somthing my password is pretty strong, a place i used to work for we did some testing, using a password breaker set to bruteforce. After a week my password was one of the only ones that was not broken out of about 15-20 people.

But my password not only contains bother letters and numbers it also contains symbols like !@#$%^&*() and no that isnt my password. The onyl unfortunate thing is that some palces wont allow for symbols in passwords but then as it mention in that article my same password converts well to a letter number combination.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most hacking attempts are done by people giving the hacker their password themselves, either via the telephone or a phishing site.

As a species we're generally too trusting so many people won't suspect that a call from 'IT support' is from a hacker.

The weakest link in any IT system is the people working on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, a good social engineering hacker can penetrate most systems quite easily, but brute forcing/guessing passwords is a fave pasttime for script kiddies and newbies and in my opinion is still a threat that should be taken seriously.
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