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Best Passwords?


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#1 Guest_Wanch_*

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 02:39 PM

Does anyone have a good password scheme I can use?
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#2 TcM

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:57 AM

What do you mean? Well I can say the passwords with letters, numbers and symbols are the safest and hardest to crack.
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#3 imported_envoy14

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:15 PM

i agree with totalpenguin ... its really hard to crack somthing with letters, numbers and symbols.
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#4 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:06 PM

You should require at least 7 characters with one uppercase character and one shift character (!@#$%^&*()) and one number. This seems to be a good password scheme.
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#5 chown

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 05:37 PM

If you make them too hard users will right them down which will undermine your whole password scheme.
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#6 rumen

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:51 AM

If you make them too hard users will right them down which will undermine your whole password scheme.


Yeah, I agree, too. Making the password too hard will affect you as well, just make it moderate and use a word/phrase/numbers or a mix of all them that is known to you.
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#7 Tor

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:56 AM

Let the user assign his own password but put some rules in place. The one Jordan mentioned above seems good.
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#8 Oigen

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:22 PM

numbers and letters, no meaning, lower and uppercase
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#9 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:07 PM

No meaning are the hardest to remember, though, and will cause your users to write the password down somewhere.
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#10 Oigen

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:01 AM

Yes, but it's a good thing. I have all my passwords written down, I don't want to be hacked :D
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:12 AM

Aren't you afraid of someone reading or stealing the paper you wrote them down on?
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#12 LissaValerian

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:29 AM

I think the best password scheme is a password PHRASE that you then convert to letters, symbols, numbers, etc.

Something Wicked This Way Comes becomes

5w+wC!.23

5 = S from something, w is obvious, + is the T, w is obvious again, C is from comes, an Exclamation point, a period, and then a couple of numbers, I usually use a set of numbers based on something or another, the last 2 digits in the IP address, or the first 2 digits, or if I'm changing the passwords multiple times, it might that particular iteration, or whatever. But the point is that I use a pass phrase and then haxor it up. So it's easy enough to remember even though it looks like some random letters, symbols. I try to use quotes that are somewhat known, but not TOO well known

Neither a borrower or lender be:

n @ brlb!.38 (spaces added to avoid this thing auto creating a hyperlink)

WWIII will be fought with sticks and stones: (Albert Einstein)

ww3wbfw5&5

All the worlds a stage:

@ +wa5 . 23 again, with a dot and some numbers after it.

anyways, those are some of my ideas.

- pass phrase, take first letters of each phrase, haxor it up.

Easy to remember, hard to figure out, in my opinion.

Don't worry, I didn't give you guys any of MY passwords. Doh!
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