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How do you remember your passwords?

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    • phoenixordi on Mon 14 Mar 2016
    • 04:42:43 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    clé USB cryptée

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    • Securenetman on Tue 15 Mar 2016
    • 02:22:42 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I try to remember, but just in case, if I trust the site, I give it my email and try to change password through email (and this is often)

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    • sane cat (not verified) on Tue 15 Mar 2016
    • 07:41:36 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Written down in an encrypted file on USB flash drive.

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    • Site-rater on Tue 15 Mar 2016
    • 09:53:16 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Just a question, but does anyone ever check before entering a password whether or not the site is https, and if it is https, check the certificate to ensure it is properly issued to the domain at question and not to a subdomain of cloudflaressl.com, which could mean that part of the trip could be plaintext?

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    • fitness1 (not verified) on Tue 15 Mar 2016
    • 10:58:55 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Follow Bruce Schnier's advice i.e. use long continuous text as a password and then write it incompletely on a piece of paper with just enough clues so that I can know.

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    • A440 on Wed 16 Mar 2016
    • 04:52:59 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I have long, unique things saved as drafts in certain software, which makes them a needle in a haystack.
    I also put one password on my cat so only those fast and smart enough to pet my cat can discover the secret.

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    • shubieinc on Wed 16 Mar 2016
    • 05:40:05 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Keepass is the only way to live. keep your encrypted file on each device and just synch to a cloud version with dropbox or onedrive

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    • shubieinc on Wed 16 Mar 2016
    • 05:47:19 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: shubieinc
    Keepass is the only way to live. keep your encrypted file on each device and just synch to a cloud version with dropbox or onedrive

    i should add that entropy is more important than length. the conflicker botnet could do hundreds of millions of hashes a second .

    The world fastest computer i beliieve can do 500 million a second now a 10 digit long password doesnt seem so secure.

    you are better using a phrase that means something onlyto you such as

    ilovejaminspainonthursdays

    that would take a desktop PC about 3 septentrigintillion years to crack your password.

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    • shubieinc on Wed 16 Mar 2016
    • 05:50:39 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: A440
    I have long, unique things saved as drafts in certain software, which makes them a needle in a haystack.
    I also put one password on my cat so only those fast and smart enough to pet my cat can discover the secret.

    Thats not secure or has any data redundancy ..what if your cat runs away ?

    i have software that combs through drives looking for password patterns .. better just using a keepass like manager and use a keyfile or a master password. passwords then fill themselves i when you login into keepass

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    • A440 on Thu 17 Mar 2016
    • 04:08:43 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: shubieinc
    Thats not secure or has any data redundancy ..what if your cat runs away ?

    i have software that combs through drives looking for password patterns .. better just using a keepass like manager and use a keyfile or a master password. passwords then fill themselves i when you login into keepass

    I should get a second cat then for backup.
    I would also point out that some have taken into account your sort of software and I suggest that it is madness to try and suss out deliberately random sequences from meaningful sequences. There are so many little silly ways to hide things that maybe it is just better to fish data streams and hope for a byte.
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    • RB2016 on Fri 18 Mar 2016
    • 04:45:30 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    My passwords are too long and complex to remember, so I use a password application that can be installed on various devices, which can be synchronized with each other. DataVault is Mac and PC compatible, that is why I love it.

    Cheers! "Say NO to hate rating"

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    • Myxt on Tue 22 Mar 2016
    • 08:30:55 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: A440
    I should get a second cat then for backup.

    Can get around that easy with a CAT scan.

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    • tautaula on Wed 23 Mar 2016
    • 03:04:36 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    This is NOT my master password string, but it is deliberately similar to one I used like 20 years ago:

    I1tickets2hannibal8people4dinner2night9

    I use this one as an example because it follows a pattern alternatingwords and numbers, yet reading it as if the numbers were also words, almost sort of makes sense, making it easier to remember. I would use, not this whole 'master string' but parts of it, as different passwords:

    SiteA.com password: I1tickets
    SiteB.net password: 1tickets2
    SiteC.org password: tickets2hannibal
    etc., etc.

    Not the best system, but until more sites let you do safer stuff than just hard-to-remember passwords required to use as obscure characters as one can manage (alt-142 was my favourite in my Windows-using days) it still has its place. :)

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    • anastasiasia on Wed 23 Mar 2016
    • 09:47:13 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    written down on paper or in my diary, i think its good way to keep passwords, cause its hard to find little piece of paper

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    • bodywise007 on Wed 23 Mar 2016
    • 03:37:17 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I have hundreds of passwords. I have many sites that ask me to change every few months. You cannot possibly remember passwords if you frequent so many sites. Passwords will soon enough be superseded by a better system. Thumb prints, retina scan, authenticators, or something else. Using a password manager is critical. And how do you remember passwords that are automatically generated to be totally unrecognizable?

    P. Miller

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    • KidDave70 on Wed 23 Mar 2016
    • 05:01:29 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    If I forget a password I go to control panel>credentials find which site I need click on show type in my PC password and now you have access to ALL passwords saved online. It also has Windows credentials you can also save to. Hope this helps anyone and everyone who never knew this. I always pass on my own computer knowledge to help others understand just about anything needed with computers...

    DynamiteDave

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    • KidDave70 on Wed 23 Mar 2016
    • 05:06:44 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: bodywise007
    I have hundreds of passwords. I have many sites that ask me to change every few months. You cannot possibly remember passwords if you frequent so many sites. Passwords will soon enough be superseded by a better system. Thumb prints, retina scan, authenticators, or something else. Using a password manager is critical. And how do you remember passwords that are automatically generated to be totally unrecognizable?

    Hey there bodywise007, I too have a lot of sites with passwords. As long as you save password when asked it automatically goes into your credentials in the control panel. So instead of changing a password you forgot simple as control panel>credentials it will show you a list of sites you did save password for. Find the site, click show either user name or password and it will have you use your password you use to sign in to your PC and there you go, you will now have access to ALL sites, usernames and passwords. Hope this helps you...

    DynamiteDave

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    • destinationtruth on Thu 24 Mar 2016
    • 02:14:11 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: KidDave70
    If I forget a password I go to control panel>credentials find which site I need click on show type in my PC password and now you have access to ALL passwords saved online. It also has Windows credentials you can also save to. Hope this helps anyone and everyone who never knew this. I always pass on my own computer knowledge to help others understand just about anything needed with computers...

    Wow! you store all your passwords on your computer. . . ok. Well good luck with that; oh you might just try writing them all down on public bathroom wall too just to have a back-up.

    _https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/no-winner/

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    • Brydlon on Fri 25 Mar 2016
    • 09:55:09 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I´m using Dashlane, It´s really fantastic, never forgets a password! Recommended.

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    • FreedomRydr on Fri 25 Mar 2016
    • 04:01:28 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I use Google Chrome Password Manager, but I also have a 'method' for remembering, depending on the site's function. There are many secured sites that disable the autofill for the password manager, so I also keep passwords and login IDs in a text file in my cloud files (G-Drive), that I update every time I add information to this file.

    "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones"

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    • c۞g on Sat 26 Mar 2016
    • 04:53:13 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    To quote The X Files: Trust no one ergo; memory.

    ∞ Opto, ergo sum _https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_You_and_I

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    • Meow1964 on Sun 27 Mar 2016
    • 04:08:31 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    my passwords are very complex. i purposely create a long string just to confuse the heck out of anyone trying to hack me. my plan is so flawless, i cant crack my passes if i forget em. so i use a password manager. in this high tech era one would need to take all the precautions. i remember when i first started out in 2003, it wasnt so bad, hack-wise.

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    • brett@drsocial.org on Thu 31 Mar 2016
    • 03:38:28 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I used Datavault by Ascendo. They permit me to sync between my iphone and PC. Check them out.

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    • junmai4 on Thu 31 Mar 2016
    • 04:32:36 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I use a spread sheet such as Excel or a free spread sheet on such as LibraOffice. The Website is in the first column and is active and by clicking that it opens the Website. The next column is my ID for that site. The next column is the password. The passwords are written in white ink on white paper and therefore does not show. The next column has all of the answers that they ask to verify that it is really me. Again white ink on a white back ground. This is then backed up on the thumb drive that is never in my computer. I trust no one with my passwords. All passwords that are kept in the cloud by some paid provider are on somebodies server. Who know where and who is in charge.

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    • Bubba Oleguy on Thu 31 Mar 2016
    • 08:47:50 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    On a MAC with OS X so have FileVault activated (encrypted hard drive - ask the FBI how good that is! Also, Safari Password for less important apps and data.

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    • destinationtruth on Thu 31 Mar 2016
    • 09:18:00 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Originally posted by: Bubba Oleguy
    On a MAC with OS X so have FileVault activated (encrypted hard drive - ask the FBI how good that is! Also, Safari Password for less important apps and data.

    Re: FBI and the Iphone matter. . . guess you have not kept up; they unlocked it without Apples help.

    _https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/no-winner/

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    • Whisky0815 on Wed 06 Apr 2016
    • 08:24:04 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Ich habe überall andere Passwörter dank eines Passwortgenerators und Tresor sind meine Passwörter kaum zu lesen solch verwirrende Zeichenfolgen kommen dabei raus. Wenn möglich sind meine Passwörter teilweise bis zu 30 Zeichen lang. Sich das zu merken, unmöglich. Ich brauche die Zeichenfolge auch nicht lesen, denn mit einem Klick ist die Adresse und, oder das Passwort eingegeben. Ich muss mir nur noch ein Passwort merken und das habe ich mir auch vom Programm erstellen lassen. Weil, auf solche Ideen würde man selber gar nicht kommen, so die die Zeichen zu setzten. Das Passwort habe ich allerdings zur Sicherheit mehrfach in den Schubladen. Denn auch den Zugangscode für dem Tresor sollte man dann und wann mal wechseln. Wie verwirrend das Passwort sein soll, ist einzustellen. Nie mehr ohne. Nur ein Beispiel, aber so verzwickt sehen meine Passwörter aus. < yD*ro1=nYDxG1v4,dnyH+J@id >

    Whisky0815

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    • Percy Vere on Sat 09 Apr 2016
    • 06:34:51 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Ha Ha!! I like it!!!

    Originally posted by: A440
    I have long, unique things saved as drafts in certain software, which makes them a needle in a haystack.
    I also put one password on my cat so only those fast and smart enough to pet my cat can discover the secret.

    little faith

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    • ToveriJuri on Sat 09 Apr 2016
    • 11:44:03 AM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    Combination of those.
    Have a good password generation systems that is easy for you to remember and figure out in case you forget. They also can't mean anything to anyone else, so no one is able to figure it out.

    Also keep them in an encrypted file on a usb stick in case you truly forget. Do not trust cloud services to be secure. Never keep the file on your device. Never write the passwords to the file in a form that makes them usable if someone else than you could access the file.

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    • Steveie65 on Sat 09 Apr 2016
    • 12:42:56 PM UTC

    RE: How do you remember your passwords?

    I use a password manager with its data stored inside an encrypted file (encrypted with software *not* from the password manager).