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'Worst passwords of 2014' reveals that people simply don't care about security

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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

I hope you were successful at recovering your encrypted files, hence avoiding your wife getting mad and leaving you. Suffice it to say, for any home user, a personal phrase made up of numbers and letters is enough for general protection. Here's a typical one: g3t0ut0fmy11f3...make it personal people




posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Unfortunately as of yet i still have not found a working solution to the encryption employed by the virus. Tried a few file restoration programs to no avail. To be honest im not holding out much hope. Virus is gone and my systems back to near enough normal. So i cant really complain.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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Sorry to hear that sir. Well, make the best of what you got right? Learning from mistakes etc.
a reply to: andy06shake



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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16-32 digits. upper,lower, symbols and numbers. changed on an irregular interval so as not to form a pattern. should keep you rocking, but as has been stated previously if they want in they will get in.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

I find that a combination of a made up word with numbers thrown in somewhere works well for me. (knock on wood)



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:09 PM
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I used sum of thoze when I was a n00b LOL



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

CRAP! they listed all my current passwords for my most sensitive bank and personal accounts!!

Guess I'll just go back to good old "stud" again..................



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 09:48 PM
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For my online bank account at B of A my user name is MasterChief94 and my password is real hard Halo5. I know the password coincides with the username but I have not been hacked yet.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Doesn't surprise me. You'd be shocked at how many IT people leave sysadmin as server passwords.

What annoys me more are the stupid "rules" that actually make both hacking and forgetting your password easier.

Your Clever Password Tricks Aren't Protecting You from Today's Hackers



I'll admit I've been known to use addresses from 30 years ago. It provides the numbers, the capitals, and the lower case. Or, even the addresses of main companies I like to use, such as Amazon.com. Makes it easier to come up with all the number/capital/lower case you need and helps you to remember them.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: hillbilly4rent
I keep mine simple, password = password or 0123456789. Kind of screws with their minds.



Wasn't it reported that Sony went with password too? LOL *eye roll*

2nd line



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 10:47 PM
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originally posted by: hillbilly4rent
a reply to: 3n19m470

Strange sense of humor, maybe. Actually mine is a infusion of Latin and calculus.



MUST LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Someone mentioned calculus and I'm no longer in school. The nightmares will begin again! Noooooooo!!!!!




posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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originally posted by: NotMoose
For my online bank account at B of A my user name is MasterChief94 and my password is real hard Halo5. I know the password coincides with the username but I have not been hacked yet.



My password is my ex's submarine name from over 20 years ago. It has yet to be hacked too. Has the numbers, the capital letters, and the lower case. Thank God for the Navy! My user name is Mrs, plus what they used to call guys on subs. They have two names for guys on submarines. Squids, and Bubbleheads. MrsSquid didn't sound right, so I went with MrsBubblehead. Sounded about right to me. Considering he medicaled out of the Navy over 20 years ago, sometimes it helps to have something very obscure in your life that not many people know about you. He was only in for 2 years.
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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 10:59 PM
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Whatever happened to Passw0rd, such a classic...








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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 11:06 PM
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Some just don't know enough about these things-use the net for e-mail and Facebook likely the same one who use the same password "puppies" for everything then wonder why they were hacked.

For those experienced unfortunately know whether you pick "dragon"-on the OP site list- or a more complex password such as "jY7#vR2*m", you can still be hacked by keyloggers, etc. Even if you are really careful.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: NotMoose
For my online bank account at B of A my user name is MasterChief94 and my password is real hard Halo5. I know the password coincides with the username but I have not been hacked yet.



Meh .. not enough in it to pay pub tab .. tell your boss you need a pay raise ..



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Is it a terribly bad idea to allow my neighbors access to my network? Can they change my settings and such? Maybe this is a stupid question/s.



posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 12:32 AM
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Didn't someone have the password 00000000 once . Oh that's right , the launch code for the US nuclear arsenal .

From wiki



For the Minuteman ICBM force, the US Air Force's Strategic Air Command worried that in times of need the codes would not be available, so they quietly decided to set them to 00000000. The missile launch checklists included an item confirming this combination until 1977.[



posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 03:58 AM
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a reply to: RobinB022

Unless you trust your neighbours with most of your private information and don't mind them being able to view your internet history should they have half a mind and the will to do so i imagine its rather a bad idea to allow them access to your network.

Unless of course they pay half the bill, can't really complain if that's the case, but there are still the trust issues to consider.


Don't worry about stupid questions pertaining to the subject, its how we learn.
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posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 04:54 AM
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originally posted by: RobinB022
a reply to: andy06shake

Is it a terribly bad idea to allow my neighbors access to my network? Can they change my settings and such? Maybe this is a stupid question/s.




Considering 6 years ago we had unsecured WiFi, my ex didn't know how to secure it, and like a man asking for directions with driving, refused to ask for help. I didn't do it because I kept getting told "I'll take care of it." Yeah, ooookay. His version of taking care of it had 15 police officers and 4 sheriffs at our door with a search warrant to confiscate all gaming systems with access to the internet, all cell phones with cameras, all digital cameras, and all computers. Why you ask? A pedophile 3 doors down was using our unsecured WiFi and was downloading child pornography. When we told the cops it was the pedo a couple doors down, they ever so gently knocked on Pedo's door and asked if we were pedo's. Of course he feigned innocence in even knowing us. After all the cops left, Pedo took the hard drive out of his tower, and left the empty tower outside of his door. Thanks cops! Of course they arrested Pedo 8 months later, but not before he had raped a 5 year old girl and a 15 year old. Ahh the wheels of justice and all that crap.




posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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passwords just aren't safe any more...

there's a fortune to be made if someone can up with a unique method of identification.

I knew a guy who worked for my firm for 12yrs. every-time he was forced to change his password, he'd add a ''1'' to it.

one day i asked him to enter in his password, he hit that 1 key over times...

.. people just see passwords as a hassle
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