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#21 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Good way to check...

http://howsecureismypassword.net/

tells me it will tak 71 quadrillion years to crack mine open :)


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It tells you that, then it stores it. ;)
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#22 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

One other thing for most any site that you enter credit card or other financial info, be sure that the login page is already a httpS: SSL encrypted page.

Never put any critical info in a site that is just HTTP:

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#23 OFFLINE   TXD16

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:17 PM

Or you can always use something like LastPass

https://lastpass.com/


I'd be lost without LastPass (and so would most of my passwords)!

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#24 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

One other thing for most any site that you enter credit card or other financial info, be sure that the login page is already a httpS: SSL encrypted page.

Never put any critical info in a site that is just HTTP:


And not just https, https with a trusted certificate.
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#25 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

And not just https, https with a trusted certificate.


Very true. Fortunately more and more sites are defaulting to https, especially after Firesheep. Unfortunately, it means nothing for how they actually store your password.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

Very true. Fortunately more and more sites are defaulting to https, especially after Firesheep. Unfortunately, it means nothing for how they actually store your password.


I can't speak for other packages but I know Apache comes with a self-signed cert. Too many people are happy enough just using that and people who come to their site think that's safe enough. :(

I use namecheap.com and get a $10 a year cert for my personal domains and I don't even collect people's info.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

I would expect anyone collecting financial information of any kind to have a valid SSL cert.

However, how they store your password and keep it away from hackers is a different story these days. Never use the same login with the same password for critical sites.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

For a site like this, it's easy. I use the same password for all of my forums. Right now it's an unusual, probably not in the dictionary, word but it was a common five letter word for over a decade.


Bosco?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

I would expect anyone collecting financial information of any kind to have a valid SSL cert.

However, how they store your password and keep it away from hackers is a different story these days. Never use the same login with the same password for critical sites.


Unfortunately some companies etc are just cheap. I've seen many times, security is not taken seriously until a breach, and sometimes not even then. Or they take it seriously for 6 months etc, then back to the old ways.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

I don't bank or buy from those companies. . .

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

But you don't know. Sure they may have a valid signed ssl cert. You have no idea how its stored, some sort of breach due to lax security.

How long was it before B&N realized they had credit card machines tampered with?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:05 PM

I have a method for remembering different PW for different sites by matching up the initials of the site with initials of relatives in my family tree and using a date of importance to that relative.

It does help being the family genealogist.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

All this about security, and the banks only allow a 4 number pin...go figure.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

All this about security, and the banks only allow a 4 number pin...go figure.


The story goes that the inventor was going to use a 6 digit number, but his wife said she could only remember 4.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:52 PM

I would expect anyone collecting financial information of any kind to have a valid SSL cert.


You would expect it but it isn't always that way.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

I was wondering what was the most secure password that could use and not have any trouble remembering. I come up with this.

Thereare45lettersand1specialcharactorsinmypassword@

According to howsecureismypassword.net

It would take a desktop PC about 3 septendecillion years to crack your password.

Damm now I have to change it.:)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

But most sites wouldn't let you use it. That's the real issue. We need all sites to get rid of their max length and allow all special characters.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

passwords will be ancient history in 10 years. Biometrics will rule the day.

Three factor authentication will be commonplace.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

passwords will be ancient history in 10 years. Biometrics will rule the day.

Three factor authentication will be commonplace.


Until we get to the quantum computer age.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

passwords will be ancient history in 10 years. Biometrics will rule the day.

Three factor authentication will be commonplace.


Just hoping its good biometric security, not like we got with UPEK. But I don't see that becoming common with online accounts. Maybe OpenID or Steve Kirsch's OneID, but having it controlled by one company is problematic. Liked his mouse though.

Edited by dpeters11, 17 November 2012 - 03:30 PM.





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