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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40875534

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Current guidelines no longer suggest passwords should be frequently changed, because people tend to respond by making only small alterations to their existing passwords - for example, changing "monkey1" into "monkey2"- which are relatively easy to deduce.

Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that it takes longer for computers to crack a random mix of words - such as "pig coffee wandered black" - than it does for them to guess a word with easy-to-remember substitutions - such as "br0k3n!".



That's a bit worrying, I use a password manager to generate what I thought were complex passwords, to remember them and enter on demand. But they tend to be 6-12 characters long and a random mix, not longer strings of different words.

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Can't work out how to use a password manager, not even kidding.

But right, I'll try again later.

It's the setting up bit which I can't do, I don't know why.

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"pig coffee wandered black"... what the fuck was that journalist thinking at the time? Laughs out loud




Tbf it makes sense that a string of random characters and numbers is going to stand out more in a file than actual words. And I would wager that most people use @ in their password so I would start by actively looking for that myself.

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"pig coffee wandered black"... what the fuck was that journalist thinking at the time? Laughs out loud




Tbf it makes sense that a string of random characters and numbers is going to stand out more in a file than actual words. And I would wager that most people use @ in their password so I would start by actively looking for that myself.



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Right, just got started with one.

Must be the fourth/fifth I've attempted this.

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Oh I fucking detest these password managers.

Unbelievably difficult to sort out.



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I remember when my PC crashed in the Council & the IT guy came round to fix it. He asked for my password. I had just changed it to arsehole!
He just replied, "were we having a bad day Lou?"

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louloubell wrote on 10-08-2017 10:14 AM

I remember when my PC crashed in the Council & the IT guy came round to fix it. He asked for my password. I had just changed it to arsehole!
He just replied, "were we having a bad day Lou?"

Blush



So you are one of the girls that the IT guy is on first name terms with? I had a mate who was the IT guy in a big company, he told me all about those girls.

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