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D.Oc (1/17/2013)
I use Keepass for storing my passwords, it is only way to remember them all.
For example, password for my Gmail acc. is 56 characters long and I'm changing it every 2 months.
I use shorter passwords for forums, it's all about priorities.


Same here, and you can't beat the price either.:-D

"Technology is a weird thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ...:-D"
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Barry Wright-268269 (1/17/2013)
It seems to me that a big factor in this is just password fatigue. We have so many password "protecting" things from the very important like bank accounts and company data to trivial things like this forum, frankly, and other such stuff.


Frankly just about the only reason to have a unique password at a site like this one, is so that it's not reused elsewhere where the password is important. That way if this site has bad practices or a disgruntled employee, nothing important is compromised.

I wish this site used OpenID so that there'd be one less site to remember.
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Any time someone brings up password security I always think of this XKCD commentary





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Jim P. (1/17/2013)
Any time someone brings up password security I always think of this XKCD commentary


Except that for a site that you visit once a week, let alone once a month or once a year, you haven't memorized it, you've forgotten all about it. It may have taken you an hour of looking around to even FIND the site, you aren't going to remember the password, unless of course it's the password you use everywhere else.

Which is the advantage of OpenID -- you don't have to remember the password, you just have to be using the same OpenID provider as you were a year ago.

Pasword safe's are fine, but they may not be trusted -- or used frequently enough to be considered worthwhile.
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john.moreno (1/17/2013)


Except that for a site that you visit once a week, let alone once a month or once a year, you haven't memorized it, you've forgotten all about it. It may have taken you an hour of looking around to even FIND the site, you aren't going to remember the password, unless of course it's the password you use everywhere else.


I use XMarks for most of the web.

My problem is when you get into some of these sites -- you have to have a capital, a number and a character. Then they advertise you can access them from a phone app. But you are restricted from saving the password, or even the strange login name that you have to use that is totally separated from your e-mail account or your typical user id.

I have over five credit cards, a mortgage, a car loan, my work's website, more than seven SQL and other forums that I participate in. I also have my own website.

I'm smart enough to group my passwords from financial, to e-mail to forums, etc. But I still have locked myself out so hard that a fin site had to send me a snail-mail to unlock my account.



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