A strong password that can be easily memorised

#2
Send me your bank login and current password and i will invent a secure password for you in moments. No charge plus, save yourself the time of checking out the website
 
#4
How hard is it to sort a password out on your own without the help of a responsible adult. Fcuk me sideways.

Car reg plate?
Service nr?
Combination of the above etc etc...blah blah blah.
 
#5
I use my Postcodes going back years - alphanumeric and I slip in upper and lower case. Oh, Auld Yin, don't bother trying 'cos I don't use my current Postcode so you cant access my pictures folder to see TSO skinny-dipping, my favourite gimp mask and THAT position...

B T W... I know it's the wrong area, but what's this about our old friend Tierney trying to join the ACF? Anyone know?
 

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#7
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Yeah, well. We all have our issues and we are all Special, eh. Welcome to 2012. How did 2005 work out?

And since we're on? Your sig. What the fuck is this all about?

Your honours in all seruiceable humblenesse,

Gervase Markham. The English Husbandman / The First Part: Contayning the Knowledge of the true Nature / of euery Soyle within this Kingdome: how to Plow it; and / the manner of the Plough, and other Instruments (Kindle Location 80).
I wasn't born on 2005 but that sounds like complete fucking bollocks to me.
 
#8
I use my Postcodes going back years - alphanumeric and I slip in upper and lower case. Oh, Auld Yin, don't bother trying 'cos I don't use my current Postcode so you cant access my pictures folder to see TSO skinny-dipping, my favourite gimp mask and THAT position...
You can't mention piccies like that without giving us a little peek.
 
#9
Personally I use a small, self-written program that generates a password of 8 to 32 characters (selectable) that includes upper and lower case alphanumeric characters and is based on the time and date. The encoder it uses is also self self-written and uses the same techniques as the war-time Enigma machine.
With the aid of this I can generate a different, unique password for each application and website. The program will always generate the same password for a given time and date so what I do is store a list of all the applications and websites along with the times and dates each password was generated.
Using this method it's imperative you back-up the list regularly. My server is backed up each night and once a week the back-ups are archived. In addition to that I copy my password list and all critical work to a series of flash drives every Friday.
 
#10
Personally I use a small, self-written program that generates a password of 8 to 32 characters (selectable) that includes upper and lower case alphanumeric characters and is based on the time and date. The encoder it uses is also self self-written and uses the same techniques as the war-time Enigma machine.
With the aid of this I can generate a different, unique password for each application and website. The program will always generate the same password for a given time and date so what I do is store a list of all the applications and websites along with the times and dates each password was generated.
Using this method it's imperative you back-up the list regularly. My server is backed up each night and once a week the back-ups are archived. In addition to that I copy my password list and all critical work to a series of flash drives every Friday.
Very Germanic obsessions you seem to be exhibiting. If I were you I would not be so slavish as to do the routine every friday.
 
#13
I place money on half the biffs in here using a certain 8 digit number that can also be found on their payslip and ID discs, possibly even scrawled on your kit in black marker.
 
#14
I don't do most of it, my back-up program (NovaStor) does everything except the flash drive copies. Why am I so obsessive? I think the phrase 'twice bitten, don't be such a pratt again' might be self explanatory!
 
#15
ITSupportAreABunchofGeekyTwats2011 was a difficult one to explain when I needed a reset & I made no friends with GCOBlowsGoats100%True...
 
#16
I leave mine at the default setting of 'Password', nobody will ever think of that.
 
#17
Personally, I use this method:

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#18
ITSupportAreABunchofGeekyTwats2011 was a difficult one to explain when I needed a reset & I made no friends with GCOBlowsGoats100%True...
JPA. I changed the default memorable question to 'favourite colour', and put the answer as 'shitty brown' in a moment of drunken inspiration. Some time later, when I had to ring JPAC to get them to reset my password, the girl at the other end was greatly amused at my double embarrassment of firstly not being able to remember what I'd put, then secondly of remembering what I had put. It's back at the default setting, something I know off by heart.
 
#19
#20
It's not novel, the memorable phrase came in as strong passwords arrived. How on earth do you think we remembered "Queeny West Elevated Rampart Today Yankee Umbilicous Is On Parade 99" for the past twenty odd years?

That said, he probably got paid for the article so he's achieving as much as any other I.T. geek.

What concerns me is programs that reject very, very offensive passwords, which is my usual test of whether or not it is truly secure, and also for so-called 'anonymity' questionnaires and the like.
 

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