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Passwords

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Ozzy2k7, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Ozzy2k7

    Ozzy2k7 Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know of anything that can keep passwords secure. I ask as i'm always forgetting them so somewhere to keep them would be ideal.

    I've seen Cardspace but don't really know how to use it and is it secure??

    Ozzy
     
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  2. Stoney

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    I use an excel/word document that is password protected with a password that I know I will not forget.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    I write them on a piece of paper and then eat it.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    ...but Jonny doesn't realise that after 8.43 hours the chocolate ostridge hunter will be lurking around for the precious!
     
  5. JonnyMX

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    Christ!

    That's a good point.
    I'd better eat more eggs and less curry!
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    LOL :D :D

    The Mr whippy :D
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    The only problem with that method is that there are quite a few programs out there that can hack Excel/Word passwords with surprising ease.
     
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  8. Ozzy2k7

    Ozzy2k7 Nibble Poster

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    Is there anything that is secure for storing passwords, I thought about just using firefox but I'm not sure now safe it is?

    Ozzy
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    you can make a very long 24 character password using combination of uppercase/lowercase, numeric, characters, special characters, spaces for a password.... but it doesn't wont be secure if you dont have secure system ?

    where are you storing your passwords...
     
  10. Crito

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    This thread is an excellent example of the tradeoff between security and usability. Storing all your passwords in one place using a single master password is essentially lowering your level of security to make your system more usable. Obviously using a different password for every little message board you visit was too much security.

    If you don't believe you can ever have too much security then please encase your computer in concrete and sink it to the bottom of the ocean where terrorists and cybercriminals can't get to it. :rolleyes:
     
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