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  1. michelin man

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    what do you use to keep track of all your passwords?

    i know i could easily keep them in a spreadsheet but that doesn’t seem too smart.
     
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    between work, bank accounts, FORUMS, websites, email... i'm starting to forget some of them.
     
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    easy way to remember passwords. use common ones on sites depending on their use.

    bank account = highest (16 random characters)
    websites that have my personal information = higher (10 or so random characters)
    forums/websites/email (spam/surfing related, no personal) = lowest (6-8 random characters)
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    My passwords are all in latin. Much like my screen name. Knowing a dead language has its perks.
     
  8. Penguin Man

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    Eh, I just use the same high-security one everwhere and change it fairly frequently (never have the same password for more than 6 months).

    Only exceptions are sites that are sketchy and I don't care about. For those, I use the very secure password 'superstylin'.
     
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    Latin words in dictionary file ftl
     
  10. Goonigoogoo

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    That's pretty much what i do too. I have 3 passwords. 1 for extremly important stuff, 1 for semi important stuff, and 1 for forums, website access.

    People who tend to have 11ty billion passwords for everything tend to forget them.
     
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    I utilize the memory sector in my brain.
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Have you run a thorough test on it to ensure there are no pattern errors? If not, the data might corrupt over time.
     
  14. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: A password should not be recognizable as a word in any language (of course, any language is far to broad, but you all know what I mean). That's one of the many password rules they enforce at school, which means my passwords always follow it.
     
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    Allow me to clarify: my passwords are in latin, but they are not single words. Take my screen name for instance; it's three words, which would require testing not n latin words but n^3 latin words in order to guess it. And that doesn't account for any bastardization I may do in the process of trying to remember what I learned in high school.
     

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