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Offline Rattus

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Re: choosing a safe Password
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 10:52 GMT (UK) »
"Through 20 years of effort, we've successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess."

https://xkcd.com/936/
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Re: choosing a safe Password
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 11:19 GMT (UK) »
I read a similar article a few weeks ago, I guess it makes sense if the passwords many of us use are computer generated, then it must be easy for another computer to guess them.  My saving grace is that I have a different password for every website I use, so guessing one wouldn't do too much damage.

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Re: choosing a safe Password
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 14:56 GMT (UK) »
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Re: choosing a safe Password
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 15:03 GMT (UK) »
I find lines from Shakespeare good but turning them into letters both lower and upper case, numbers and characters.
This was a suggestion I got many years ago and have found it quite useful!

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Re: choosing a safe Password
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the many and varied replies.

It's pleasing to note how helpful members of this site really are.

Time to pick an option.

Regards, Andrew.
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