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  • #5280
    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
    Keymaster

    Are you on the list?

    Announcing our Worst Passwords of 2016

    And that’s just the top 25!

    #5281
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    At this one ISP, I wanted to do something where if a user tried to change their password, it would get checked against one of these lists. For example it wouldn’t allow any of the top 500 worst. Unfortunately I left before I could implement it.

    #5282

    RChandra
    Participant

    about as good: cr@ckm3n0w

    #5283
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    about as good: cr@ckm3n0w

    Maybe not on its own, but if you adhere to best practices and apply Double-ROT13 encryption to all your passwords, it should be secure.

    #5284

    HotDawg
    Participant

    What really gets me are some sites that limit you to only letters and numbers for passwords. I have one bank that does this!

    I have a routine where I can make up my passwords, based on something that I know, that will have upper and lower case letters, numbers, and other characters. Most passwords do not get reused.

    Then, I know of a security camera system where the password must be 6 digits — and the password determines if the user logging in will have administrative or restricted access! Real bummer!

    #5302

    Larry
    Participant

    I agree! I have some accounts where I’m limited. What reason do they have for limiting how you set up a password? It really bugs me!
    I use LastPass on Steve Gibson’s recommendation. I usually have LastPass Generate passwords as well as put them in SG’s “Password Haystacks”

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