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TheBloodRed
31-01-10, 14:10
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5325

I find this highly amusing!! xD

T-Sex
31-01-10, 14:11
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5325

I find this highly amusing!! xD

My password on most things was "password" until i realised that was retarded :p

lacryjr
31-01-10, 14:12
Strange enough, I never used '123456', still, my password is the same for five years.

Chocola teapot
31-01-10, 14:13
I always make mine complicated. :D

touchthesky
31-01-10, 14:13
I used to use password.

Aranara
31-01-10, 14:14
I never use 1234 or password. I have only 2 passwords :p My PIN code and the Internet password I use for everything :p

TheBloodRed
31-01-10, 14:15
I have a set of passwords that are used on specific things. Very strange but I always find it easier to remember multiple passwords according to what they are used with.

Though a good friend of mine has one of the most complicated passwords I have ever seen! I can remember how to say and it everything but typing it out is so complicated. xD

Surohicko
31-01-10, 14:17
This is why i always use a different password for everything on the internet :D

tombraiderluka
31-01-10, 14:21
Lmao :vlol: My password on tombraiderforums is 123456

Sgt BOMBULOUS
31-01-10, 14:21
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5325

I find this highly amusing!! xD

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Reggie
31-01-10, 14:22
I never use 1234 or password. I have only 2 passwords :p My PIN code and the Internet password I use for everything :p
Probably not best to reveal anything like that even.

Shocking that so many people think 123456 is a suitable password.

TRfan23
31-01-10, 14:24
^ Yeh because people assume no one will go for the obvious lol. Although my money box's password is obvious and the password is a number that's always with me ;)

TombRaiderLover
31-01-10, 14:25
Lmao :vlol: My password on tombraiderforums is 123456

I'm really tempted to sign in as you now.

TRfan23
31-01-10, 14:26
I'm really tempted to sign in as you now.

I did and he's lying/joking ;) :p

Ada the Mental
31-01-10, 14:28
I use variations of the same passwords on a lot of sites, however, those passwords are series of complicated letters numbers and symbols. :p

Surohicko
31-01-10, 14:29
^same :p

Sgt BOMBULOUS
31-01-10, 14:31
I use a strange made up word (not BOMBULOUS - much weirder) followed by an alpha-numeric code.

NemesisxAngelus
31-01-10, 14:33
I use the same password everywhere with a slight difference. TRF would be: TpassRwordF with my lucky number, and on every website, I have a different lucky number & password retrieval email so no one's ever gonna hack me. :D

irjudd
31-01-10, 14:33
Probably not best to reveal anything like that even.

Shocking that so many people think 123456 is a suitable password.

You'd be surprised at how many people see password entering as just an annoyance rather than a security protocol.

HappyShannon
31-01-10, 14:49
My old password on most things used to be "shannon" :p
Then I changed it to my last name :pi:
Now I just use whatever comes to mind :D:D

ajrich17901
31-01-10, 14:55
Lmao anyone who is dumb enough to use that password deserves to get hacked just for there stupidity alone.

Lavinder
31-01-10, 15:01
My one password is good, my other is ****e. I use my ****e one for this website :ton:.

Explorer
31-01-10, 15:23
How about not using any password at all? I'm sure as irjudd said many folks view using a password as an annoyance and perhaps some forgo using one ...

jamieoliver22
31-01-10, 15:25
^ And just let everyone have access to your accounts? Yeah, great idea that...

Catracoth
31-01-10, 15:38
I never use anything that could be easily deciphered. People who use easy passwords like that ought to be slapped with a trout.

aurora89
31-01-10, 15:40
I have several and I think they're all pretty safe. If I think I might be sharing it with my mom at some point it's something jewish-related with random numbers. If it's for my computer it's related to the them I have on that computer (just for laughs, since none of you will ever probably have my computer in your hands trying to boot it up, the username is Lara and my password prompt is "my closest confidant". :D). I have one password that's a dictionary word plus some specific numbers, then two other paswords that are names plus the same numbers. Sometimes I just use the single name but that's far rarer.

tombraiderluka
31-01-10, 15:40
I'm really tempted to sign in as you now.

I did and he's lying/joking ;) :p

Maybe you can't enter cause I'm logged in :p

Legend 4ever
31-01-10, 15:50
I use the same one on all the websites. I just think it's really hard lol

ajrich17901
31-01-10, 15:51
I never use anything that could be easily deciphered. People who use easy passwords like that ought to be slapped with a trout.

:vlol: lol epic win

Encore
31-01-10, 15:52
I now have a pretty random password that I use in most places. It doesn't make any sense at all so I think it's safe. :p

Some years ago my DA site was hacked because I was using a password that was the same as my username :hea: Now THAT was dumb!

Phlip
31-01-10, 15:53
Mine is so unbelievably random you'd never guess.

MattTR
31-01-10, 16:50
Wow.. that's pretty easy to guess I'd say.. :vlol:

I thought it was going to be 'password'. I've always made my passwords hard, I've never had a problem in my (almost) 19 years of life, so go me! :cool:

moodydog
31-01-10, 16:54
my password isnt a real word, it is just the first inital of six people i kno plus random numbers :D

BtoFu
31-01-10, 17:02
1234 was the pin on my dad's phone...probably still is. You know how I know right? :cool: The names of significant others are also ridiculously popular as passwords. My password is 'easy2hack'. Go on try it on my account. :D

TheBloodRed
31-01-10, 17:07
my password isnt a real word, it is just the first inital of six people i kno plus random numbers :D

That is ingenious! xD

Survival
31-01-10, 17:08
You'd be surprised at how many people see password entering as just an annoyance rather than a security protocol.

*Tries to login as irjudd*

Damn :p

Squibbly
31-01-10, 17:09
People aren't too bright. :p

My passwords for email, this forum, and other online stuff is just a bunch of random numbers and upper/lowercase letters that mean nothing at all. No one has ever been able to guess it, even if they watch me type it.

Some people even have very obvious ones for bank PINs and the like. Mine is something only I would know.

People just have to be safer with things like this.

Sir Croft
31-01-10, 17:12
That was easy to guess :p
All my passwords are composed from numbers and letters.

Aranara
31-01-10, 17:16
And to make it a lot harder, I write it in my own code...so I have the word (which actually exists) and I transform it :) Thank my German class for that :pi: Boredom helps creativity. NOT.

Melonie Tomb Raider
31-01-10, 17:25
I use different passwords for everything, and it really confuses me. :vlol:

patriots88888
31-01-10, 17:29
I use different passwords for everything, and it really confuses me. :vlol:

Place them in a notepad file, that's what I do. Otherwise it would be impossible to remember them all.

Explorer
31-01-10, 17:46
^ And just let everyone have access to your accounts? Yeah, great idea that...

Sorry if I gave the impression that I was advocating not using a password. I think it would be pretty absurd not to use them, your just asking for trouble. I was saying that it wouldn't be surprising if there were a least a few people who didn't use them because they were viewed as an inconvenience.

Dustie
31-01-10, 17:51
Place them in a notepad file, that's what I do. Otherwise it would be impossible to remember them all.

That can be pretty risky, actually. The best way is to come up with a strong password (a mix of letters, preferably written in different caps, and numbers) and just memorize it. It's OK to write it down somewhere, but it has to be a safe place.

Minty Mouth
31-01-10, 17:53
My password is a mispelling of a fairly uncommon word.

Of course, when I started using that password, I didn't know I was mispelling it, but ever since I found out, I kept it that way as a security measure.

VictorXD
31-01-10, 18:02
I wonder why??:vlol:

msalpha2omega
31-01-10, 18:24
Mine is a greek word with some numbers and symbols! :p I use the same pasword ALMOST everywhere!

xXhayleyroxXx
31-01-10, 18:26
^^^ same about using it almost anywhere :p

i usally have a pet's name with a 123 after

tonyme
31-01-10, 18:30
Lol interesting, I thought it would be 0000

I have the same password everywhere, to avoid forgetting

patriots88888
31-01-10, 18:30
That can be pretty risky, actually. The best way is to come up with a strong password (a mix of letters, preferably written in different caps, and numbers) and just memorize it. It's OK to write it down somewhere, but it has to be a safe place.

Risky in what way, for myself? I'm the only person who uses this PC and with all the security I have on it, I'm not overly concerned about it being hacked into remotely. Besides, if by some odd chance it was hacked I doubt my password list would be top priority (which happens to be encrypted BTW). So I'm not worried about it and I'm speaking only for myself in this regard.

GenyaArikado
31-01-10, 18:33
Mine is so unbelievably random you'd never guess.

Pudding

xXhayleyroxXx
31-01-10, 18:36
Pudding

oh geez why did u have to say tht :p like seriously that word always makes me laugh :ton:

Surohicko
31-01-10, 18:43
^ How does it ?

xXhayleyroxXx
31-01-10, 18:44
^ How does it ?

i dunno it just does :p

spikejones
31-01-10, 21:03
ive been using the same one for years, except at places that dont allow it because its just one character too short. in that case I add in a symbol somewhere. Still others disallow it for some weird reason such as containing "my name" (which it does not by the way), so I change the letters and add a symbol.

AmericanAssassin
31-01-10, 21:05
Wow, that's dumb. My password is a crazy combo or words and numbers. Also, it's very random and doesn't relate to my life. :)

Tomb-Dude
31-01-10, 21:21
I have multiple types of passwords :) for many accounts on the net. Since my msn once got hacked into and my bebo (when i use to use it) i changed everything.

trXD
31-01-10, 21:42
Mine used to be h241061, its the code i never forget =)

TRfan23
31-01-10, 21:45
I used to use Scorpia23 as my password for lost of places, now they've all changed and are different.

digitizedboy
31-01-10, 23:02
My password is my pet cat's name. lol go figure.

Cochrane
31-01-10, 23:26
Passwords need to go, entirely. I don't know what other measures we can take to ensure authentication in the future, but passwords clearly aren't the solution.

I mean, this once again shows that for all points and purposes, they have failed. Expecting people to remember complicated passwords works when it is one or maybe ten, but with the number of passwords we need these days, it's just no longer realistic to expect all people to follow standard safety rules.

Sure, we can ignore how stupid and/or careless people are, or we can force them to choose strong passwords they'll forget or write down, but either obviously sucks. What else can we use? Something hardware-based perhaps (i.e. smartcards or the like)? It doesn't seem like existing technology is really able to provide an alternative to passwords that is just as easy, but more secure even when faced with weak users just yet.

patriots88888
31-01-10, 23:29
^ Internet retinal scans FTW!

Bongo Fury
31-01-10, 23:32
man, i have to get more clever with my passwords..

CerebralAssassin
01-02-10, 00:22
weird...I thought "opensesame" was the most popular.