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posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:16 AM
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Guides to secure passwords

www.microsoft.com...



Creating Passwords That Won't Be Easily Cracked
Here are some general guidelines to create a password:

* Should be more than seven characters long
* Mix letters and numerals
* Use upper-case and lower-case letters
* Do not create a password that contains a single word that is in the dictionary
* Use phrases


familyinternet.about.com...



PASSWORDS SHOULD NOT CONTAIN:
Your first or last name in any form, or any common name: JohnPublic, Robert, Joan, Richard
A User ID, eg. jqpublic
Your spouse's, child's, or pet's name.
Repeating sequences: AAA, 111, ***...
All digits, or all letters
Palindromes: radar, bob...
Common Words: found in a dictionary, spelling lists, or other lists of words. ("dictionary attacks" are a real threat with common word passwords)
Company specific words: NovaStor, MSTools, Porsche
Personal information including phone numbers, street name, birth dates, etc.
A length of less than 6 digits


www.novastor.com...




posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:18 AM
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there is still a link to the file here in the form of a quote, second from bottom:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

(a moderator might like to remove it?)

[edit on 19-2-2005 by AgentSmith]



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:22 AM
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SkepticOverlord is online now, so he shall flex his power over the realm of ATS.

Also, back on the topic,

You can pick up some good free programs to protect yourself

www.grisoft.com...
www.cit.cornell.edu...



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:22 AM
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thanks 4 the info smitty



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:25 AM
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Anyone found any of his mess??

i think all the posts have been deleted now



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:28 AM
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he is still in the house



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by timoothy
thanks 4 the info smitty


No problem!


On the password issue, what about one of those spangly new microsoft keyboards with the biometric fingerprint reader? It's supposed to be so you don't have to remember any passwords for on-line, files etc..
Isn't it possible thats someone could steal your biometric information though?



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by timoothy
he is still in the house


hmmm......

we will have to wait for SkepticOverlord to inform us



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:32 AM
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is there a help forum for dummies like me



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by timoothy
is there a help forum for dummies like me


Computer help on BTS


JAK

posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:34 AM
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Take a peek here timoothy

www.belowtopsecret.com...

Jack



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:35 AM
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Ive U2U SkepticOverlord with the link to this thread. Ive asked him to give us an update, but i think he is like...very,very,very busy



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:39 AM
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thank u very much see u around u were very helpful



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:44 AM
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One of his posts is still here on Board Questions & Business. Are there anymore about?? ill go looking and post the board names here where his posts are. All the ones from UFO's and Aliens have gone, plus Secret Socities aswell.

I think the final nails are being put in his coffin now


God, i would make a good Mod


(joke)



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:47 AM
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I heard they have traced Casper. FBI is on their way to his house now. How many years can he get for this?



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
I heard they have traced Casper. FBI is on their way to his house now. How many years can he get for this?


i dont know

lets put him on trial under the patriot act



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:55 AM
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STEP ONE

Remember the members name and send the link to a mod, if links are to .exe files with a suspicious post. Once a mod has the members name, it will be dealt with.

STEP TWO

If the spammers counts to post links to .exe files or general spamming, inform the ATS community by making a thread address what to do. (if it deals with files, tell them not to click on link)

STEP THREE

In the thread you have created, encourge ATS members to use the "ignore" feature so the spamming/hacker threads cannot be seen by you.

STEP FOUR

Senior moderator/moderators would have dealth with he/she by global ignore, waiting for banning.

STEP FIVE

Check to see what damage has been done to the board or other members. Give out removers if viruses have been posted

STEP SIX

Allow SkepticOverlord to work his magic.


Thats a brief step to what to do in a board problem with hackers/spammers



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:59 AM
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Nice job infinite

I vote that this is made into a 'sticky' (if it isn't already) as it's useful for members to have in an emergancy.

(That's infinite's post above, not the whole thread!! )

[edit on 19-2-2005 by AgentSmith]



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 09:02 AM
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made it a new thread, can a mod delete the post on this thread about it please?
thank you



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 09:34 AM
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its safe to say, that our little friend is now gone. The world of ATS can go back to mud pit style departments and man wife posts


Until next time




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