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More Than Half of Users Reuse Passwords
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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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5/24/2018 | 1:13:21 PM
Passphrase over Password
For this reason its imperative to think of utilizing passphrase over password. Passphrase: Sometimes I get sad when I hear passwords are still going to being utilized! Input: SIgswIhpasg2bU!

Make the passphrase easier to remember obviously but the premise is more security centric.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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5/25/2018 | 8:21:15 AM
Re: Passphrase over Password
I believe that complex passworeds, unique BUT EASY TO USER REMEMBER are the best solution.  Everyone has a set of hobbies that are unique to them.  There can be a ton of tech terms inside of these interests that are never EVER forgotten.  Now combine two tech terms of any kind or type with a weird character or two ----- and you have a great system.  Users can then vary a tech term list of sorts to keep a syntax running.  I have about 10 passwords of varying terms and levels that I use and can sort to desired taste.    

 

If you want total protection, chose an EXE file of any kind you like, get the MD5 HASH string and make that your password LOL - nobody will crack that one. 
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Todder,
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5/25/2018 | 5:03:57 PM
Re: Passphrase over Password
Vendor sites should set a policy for passwords to be changed every 30, 60, or 90 days. Part of the problem is long lingering passwords spread over account access locations on various computers, smartphones, etc.

Ideally you'd want all banks & financial institutions to broadly implement this since it could be a key differentiator (wrongly) to say "Hey you can use the same password forever with our bank!"

The other thing is dual authenitcation (Capital One does this) where you enter your account pasword and they text or call you with the 6 digit key code.
tompitt
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tompitt,
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5/29/2018 | 12:53:45 AM
Re: Passphrase over Password
I agree with you


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