Security Reminder

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Re: Security Reminder

Postby NeuralStunner » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:32 pm

And if anyone is unsure how to make a better password, why not go Munroe Style like I do?
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Re: Security Reminder

Postby Gollgagh » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:58 pm

NeuralStunner wrote:Munroe Style


I use a modified version (because I'm actually quite bad at generating "random" passwords) where I jam on the keyboard randomly for a few letters, like say "ofkrm"; then I expand that as if it was an acronym, to, say "Oscillating Firecrackers Kindly Reveal Municipalities". (this is not a real password of mine, just an example)

This is obviously easily expandable to just about any length. Often I also add non-dictionary words, either non-English or slight misspellings or fake words entirely to increase security against dictionary attacks, which are the primary weakness of this style of password.
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Re: Security Reminder

Postby Wiw » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:41 am

I've had to take out a subscription to 1Password because of this Collection #1 debacle!
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Re: Security Reminder

Postby Rachael » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:23 am

Yikes. I hope you changed all your passwords.
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Re: Security Reminder

Postby Caligari87 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 am

I've starting migrating over to LessPass. Got a new secure master password that will never be used or written down anywhere else, and I can use that to generate highly secure randomized passwords I don't need to write down or remember.

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Re: Security Reminder

Postby Rachael » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 am

Once again, I need to emphasize the importance of account security.

I had to ban an account today because it got compromised and became a spam bot. If you don't take this stuff seriously, then not I, nor anyone else, will have any sympathy for you when someone logs in as you.

All actions that occur on your behalf while logged into your account, even if you did not do them, will be treated as if they came from you directly. Does this help to illustrate how important account security is? Keep it away from your prankster brother, and keep it away from spammers and hackers. Choose a good password, and not one that you use on other websites. Many other websites operate in a similar way - so keep your damn shit secure! (Some leniency will be shown if you can prove that you really did make good faith efforts to keep yourself secure, but you are still going to get some sort of punishment either way)
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