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#403410 - 04/21/14 01:47 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: ClubNeon]
J. B. Offline
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i do use many different phrases.
thanks for the tip.
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#403411 - 04/21/14 02:05 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Lucky for us, the Axiom forum software automatically detects and protects passwords. If you try to type your password in a post, it will automatically turn it into asterisks.

For example, this is my password: *********







(Please do not fall for this.)
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#403414 - 04/21/14 04:31 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson


Right now, I use variations on a theme for the 60 or so websites that I use, and I keep those on a paper and .txt document that I can refer to as needed. (Am I sharing too much info in a public forum???) smile


You mean that paper next to the editing machine, by the side window, near where Tedy naps in the late afternoon? THAT paper?

What has been working for me lately, is I only use Forum Members' names and SS#'s as passwords, and, so far, no problems.


Edited by BobKay (04/21/14 04:32 PM)
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#403415 - 04/21/14 04:37 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Bob, you always make me laugh.

Even when you're creeping me out.

Yes. THAT paper.
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#403420 - 04/21/14 05:18 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I'm starting to get "Password already in use" when entering Mark's SSN, now.
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#403431 - 04/22/14 12:05 AM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
fredk Offline
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Boring. I was expecting some fanch schmancy attempt by Mark at social engineering to prize our forum passwords from us.
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#403441 - 04/22/14 07:50 AM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Murph Offline
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A method I recommend to more forgetful people is to create two small random strings and then insert a word associate with the web page or service. This way they only have one cryptic part to remember and the middle they can easily remember per site.

For instance.

x78&*AmazonCom%^42
x78&*Axiom%^42
x78&*JoyMark%^42

It's not perfect but its a good start for people who would otherwise just use thier birthday, daughter's name, etc.

For a manager, I've been using the free KeePassX. I don't put any monetary based services in it and chose it mostly because it has a client for every platform I use from Android to Linux. The encrypted file is stored in Dropbox so it stays synced across devices. I don't use it for banking, any monetary services and such.
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#403475 - 04/22/14 06:42 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: tomtuttle]
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2854
Loc: Rochester, NY
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I'm interested in this topic, too. Thinking about paying for LastPass, since I often use my phone and/or iPad in addition to PC.

I'm not sure I'm quite geeky enough to use Chris' method.


A hearty recommendation for LastPass. Makes everything SO much easier (and purportedly safer). If you go this route, you should also look at it's sister/brother bookmarks/favorites manager - xmarks. Together, $20 per year to use for PCs and mobile stuff. Only combo of password & favorites/passwords tools from a single company.

A bit of advice - standardize on one browser on all of your devices. If trying to use for Chrome AND IE, things can get wonky with errors and duplicates.

I think you will really like this setup. If not, LastPass is excellent by itself.


Edited by Ray3 (04/22/14 06:43 PM)

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#403527 - 04/24/14 12:38 PM Re: Enter Password Here: [Re: MarkSJohnson]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5220
Loc: western canada
Password Safe is a free option that works cross OS platforms and syncs up through services like Dropbox.
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
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