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  •  If it's a word you can find in the dictionary (2+ / 0-)
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    Renee, Empty Vessel

    Or of course, things like abc, 12345, etc.

    It's probably considered "weak."

    Throw some upper case in with some lower case, tack a sequence of numbers that are familiar to you somewhere on it, and it improves the strength.

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    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:14:32 PM PST

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    •  Well, you know… I mean, SOME people have (4+ / 0-)

      a hard enough time remembering crap that makes sense, much less all beefy upper and lower case passwords.

      Not me, of course.

      Poverty = politics.

      by Renee on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:16:14 PM PST

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      •  lately (1+ / 0-)
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        I've found that if I add some upper case and numbers to absolutely beyond-the-standards-of-common-decency profanity...I remember it better.  I mean stuff that George Carlin wouldn't say, with some upper case and numbers, which would be hard to say if if you weren't George Carlin.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:21:47 PM PST

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      •  Oh, I agree (1+ / 0-)
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        But one will become better at remembering after an account gets hacked. I had my gmail account tampered with. Google has a pretty awesome system for detecting it.

        Turns out some fuckwit in Turkey, yes, halfway around the world, got into my account. Google temporarily disabled it, and I went through the re-verification process and changed it.

        My password was easily found in the dictionary, at the letter 'g.'

        It ain't now, that's for sure.

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        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:24:29 PM PST

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