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How do you go about making passwords?

#21jokujokujokuPosted 4/30/2014 8:51:10 PM
superstud69x posted...
So one one of my passwords was MY!pass$1245^, which according to (https://howsecureismypassword.net/) is pretty secure.


It's not. Hackers have algorithms that specifically target patterns such as yours.
#22drinkPosted 4/30/2014 9:57:20 PM
I have a 4 tier password system. The higher tier password is used for anything involving money. The lower tier is for throw away websites that I'll only visit once.
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#23Arucard05Posted 4/30/2014 10:14:38 PM
I have a system involving two words or phrases, one written forward, one written backwards, with alternating capital and lower case letters, and numbers thrown in for good measure.
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#24arleasPosted 4/30/2014 10:22:08 PM
drink posted...
I have a 4 tier password system. The higher tier password is used for anything involving money. The lower tier is for throw away websites that I'll only visit once.


If you only visit once, then does it really matter what you chose? bang your fist on the keyboard and use that.

I try to make a memorable password that is as convoluted and difficult as possible. I kinda wanted to try the xkcd password method.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/password_strength.png

I can never figure out a good one that I would remember that I think would be tough to crack.
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#25Davel23Posted 4/30/2014 10:24:30 PM
Digital Storm posted...
Didn't vote, I use Keepass to generate and store my passwords. It usually depends on the site and the restrictions they use.


Same, except I use Roboform.
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#26Arucard05Posted 4/30/2014 10:25:30 PM
superstud69x posted...
(https://howsecureismypassword.net/)


It would take a desktop PC about 6 billion years to crack your password

Haha. Alright.
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#27Vindication123Posted 4/30/2014 10:57:36 PM
I only have two passwords that matter, and one of them has federal insurance.
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#28Greendragon854Posted 4/30/2014 11:30:08 PM(edited)
arleas posted...
drink posted...
I have a 4 tier password system. The higher tier password is used for anything involving money. The lower tier is for throw away websites that I'll only visit once.


If you only visit once, then does it really matter what you chose? bang your fist on the keyboard and use that.

I try to make a memorable password that is as convoluted and difficult as possible. I kinda wanted to try the xkcd password method.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/password_strength.png

I can never figure out a good one that I would remember that I think would be tough to crack.


I was going to post this

Arucard05 posted...
superstud69x posted...
(https://howsecureismypassword.net/)


It would take a desktop PC about 6 billion years to crack your password

Haha. Alright.


Using the xkcd method (4 words, though mine aren't even random. I don't use caps or special characters, I just use words that make some sort of sense, as it's easier for me to remember and a hacker is NOT going to guess 4 words with spaces. Nor is a computer.)

For instance, the password "kitty cats and rainbows" would take (according to howsecureismypassword.net) 837 quintillion years. Along a similar vein, "orange juice and kittens" would take over 37 SEXTILLION years for a desktop to brute force.

I don't get why people use (or sites force you to use) special characters and caps to make a password. Yeah, it may trip up a human putting in passwords, but that is not how passwords are hacked. P@sSw0rd!1 is the exact same to a computer as "password" and so much harder to remember than actual words.
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#29Dragonspawn1319Posted 4/30/2014 11:17:04 PM
Arucard05 posted...
superstud69x posted...
(https://howsecureismypassword.net/)


It would take a desktop PC about 6 billion years to crack your password

Haha. Alright.


dammit, one of the old pw's I use came up as 'Instantly'. sigh
#30Kokuei05Posted 4/30/2014 11:19:44 PM
Situational. Garbage forums, gamefaqs included are just a random string of numbers. Banking, PayPal and personal emails involve capitalization and numbers.
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