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1Tips for a strong password Empty Tips for a strong password on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:52 pm

Pixel

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How safe is your password?

The first step in protecting your online privacy is creating a safe password - i.e. one that a computer program or persistent individual won't easily be able to guess in a short period of time.

Tips for creating a secure password:

Include punctuation marks and/or numbers.
Mix capital and lowercase letters.
Include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter 'O' or '$' for the letter 'S'.
Create a unique acronym.
Include phonetic replacements, such as 'Luv 2 Laf' for 'Love to Laugh'.

Things to avoid:
Don't reuse passwords for multiple important accounts.
Don't use a password that is listed as an example of how to pick a good password.
Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc.)
Don't use words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters.
Don't use repeating characters (aa11).

Tips for keeping your password secure:
Never tell your password to anyone (this includes significant others, roommates, parrots, etc.).
Never write your password down.
Never send your password by email.


adapted from google

2Tips for a strong password Empty Re: Tips for a strong password on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:26 pm

NinjaJaceXD

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I've always wondered...
Shouldn't this go in tutorials and guides?

3Tips for a strong password Empty Re: Tips for a strong password on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:48 pm

Pixel

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NinjaJaceXD wrote:I've always wondered...
Shouldn't this go in tutorials and guides?

Nice catch, moved. Pirate

4Tips for a strong password Empty Re: Tips for a strong password on Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:05 pm

Feather

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Quite thorough o3o Like+1 Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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5Tips for a strong password Empty Re: Tips for a strong password on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:26 pm

NinjaJaceXD

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This was one of the first posts on the website.
AND NOW YOU READ IT?!
:yuno:

Y U NO READ GOOD POST BY GM?

6Tips for a strong password Empty Re: Tips for a strong password on Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:52 am

Feather

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o.e i never said this was the first time i read it. This is the first time i reply to it. NOW SHUSH >:

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