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Wed 9-Jan-13
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brightspark said:

Oh well, Maura, if you have to repeatedly fill it in, it'll be more difficult to forget it whistle (or easier to remember!)

You'd think wouldn't you - but no, I have to look it up every time. I think I'll just have to change it to something more memorable....must have had a very bad day when I chose the stupid password thumbs_down

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Mon 14-Jan-13
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I just had "remember me" come up blank, so I clicked back onto "Forum" at the top, counted a couple of seconds then clicked on "log in" again and there I was filled in.

I have a suspicion I did it that way once before, but wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing so I didn't realise I had solved a problem!

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Tue 15-Jan-13
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mauramac said:

 

I was told never to use the same password for every forum or website 

I have developed a pretty fool proof way of remembering passwords. I have a fixed double word bit, site initials in upper case, and a number bit. For example;

 

For here I could use, BrightsunCSH1234. For Gmail it would then be BrightsunGM1234 and so on. Password strength sites say it is very strong.

 

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Tue 15-Jan-13
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Thanks Simon

Thats a great tip. I don't know why but my passwords have always stumped me. I try to be original or inventive or even just plain sensible but they invariably end up convoluted and then I can't remember them.

I'll definitely think about this idea. Only thing that bothers me slightly is that when the website I mentioned got hacked and members passwords were accessed what happened (apparantly) is the hackers then used the passwords and any variants they could think of to access online bank accounts - quite successfully eeek

So if I used BrightsunCSH1234 on here for example and they had hacked into this website then it might be quite easy for them to work out that BrightsunNW1234 was what I would use for my Bank Account or BrightsunMS1234 for my Marks and Spencer account where my credit card details might be stored.

I do try not to have my card details stored anywhere but I do use online shopping quite often and my card has been used illegally in the past (to top up someones mobile phone). The Bank did refund me the £30 but the info I got about it states that the responsibility is mine to make sure my details are protected. 

However, I still think it is a good idea to use something memorable so will definitely think about it as having a unique password for every site I use is getting really hard.

Never thought this 'remember me' problem would lead off into this area but very interesting and helpful.

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Tue 15-Jan-13
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Perhaps I should have mentioned that the website which was successfully hacked was a knitting forum and not one you would think might be of interest to hackers. However they are very astute and have quickly worked out that if they get those passwords then at least some of them will lead to bank or credit card details. They also sell off the passwords within seconds of getting them and it's really hard to get to your details quicker than they can to change them. I believe China is one of the major players in expert hacking (but it's only what I read and I don't have any real understanding of it).

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Interesting thought mauramac but they would have to know where your other accounts where and most of the time the hack attacks are automated using the exact password.

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Tue 15-Jan-13
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You probably right - I only know what I read on the knitting forum and it seems quite a few people had their accounts hacked as a direct result of their knitting passwords being accessed. I can't begin to understand how they do it but if they can get into the White House then what chance do we have big_laugh

I know it was the people who used the same password for everything that got hit the hardest though.

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Tue 15-Jan-13
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mauramac said:

 but if they can get into the White House then what chance do we have big_laugh

Paint it a different colour....ponderponder

Passwords are like the keys to your doors.  You wouldn't have the same key for every lock now would you....eeekeeek

 

Common sense really....wink

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Probably not just the passwords but their names too. I use my real name on here but not my surname for that very reason. Hackers don't spend too much time working things out, unless they have a personal vendettaroll_eyes

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ep said:

mauramac said:

 but if they can get into the White House then what chance do we have big_laugh

Paint it a different colour....ponderponder

Passwords are like the keys to your doors.  You wouldn't have the same key for every lock now would you....eeekeeek

 

Common sense really....wink

You mean like a Master Key big_laugh

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Or in my case a 'Mistress key' Simon......whistlewhistle

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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Most burglers get in through your windows not your doors. Do you have a different key for all your windows - I don't.

We were broken into and so was our son in the past - both times it was a window that was forced, despite being double glazed units with locks on. If they want to get in they will, all you can do is make it more difficult for them and hope they leave you alone.

I understand hackers are happy to do a sweep effect to get the info they want which they then sell on to people who are happy to spend a bit of time to try to get your details.

Anyway......this is getting way off the original thread of websites not remembering your details doh

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ep said:

Or in my case a 'Mistress key' Simon......whistlewhistle

Would that be the one for the chastity belt? big_laugh  runaway

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Me thinks I shall be sending round the heavy mob and by golly you'll need to run...dalekdalek

Not so simple then Simon....big_laughbig_laugh

 

And way off topic  Maura....but there is only one that I fear...toffeeappletoffeeapple

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big_laugh   wink  tardis

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