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RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/25/2014 | 8:36:24 AM
Re: Alternate Method
Never thought of it like that. That does make sense to a certain extent. However, I think a password vault with algorithmic password generation may be the safest method because if you choose passwords that support life experiences it makes you more vulnerable to social engineering and dictionary attacks. I feel like every methodology has one flaw or another though.
ANON1236140045027
ANON1236140045027,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/24/2014 | 6:16:56 PM
Re: Alternate Method
A good method to follow is to create an alogorithm of your own.

Before that make a conscious decision to categorize he sites into two categories - those requiring financial information and those who dont. Have one set of passwords for sites needing credit card information and another set (can be all same) for other sites who dont.

Passwords are easy to remember as long as they are connected to an event in your life. With event date and place combo as password algorithm, it serves two purposes. It will help you to recall events with correct factual information and then help you to remember the password to be used for the site making it extremely difficult for the hackers to guess your password combos or algorithms. 

Same principle can be used for the userrnames unless the site forces you to use your email id as a login. 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/24/2014 | 1:50:46 PM
Alternate Method
It is never a good idea to keep the same passwords but then there is an issue with people remembering mutliple complex passwords. The same ideology for creating DNS (people can't remember all those numeric addresses) is the same reason people are using the same password. Its difficult to manage many logins with different password complexities.

There are alternate methods such as passwords vaults and SSO that can help with secure password management. Does anyone know of another way to easily yet securely manage your passwords?


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