Is your online password strong?

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Passwords for online, forums, facebook/myspace/twitter and other sites are important to people. Especially if that site holds personal information. And more often than not, the user has a crap password thinking it's strong. It could be anything like [first pets name]01 or your birth year, or someone you know and some random numbers. Or your password, happens to be password. If your password is anything that anybody would be able to solve just by giving a good thinking over you, then you have a shit password.

    After the evens that happened with the hacking over at Gawker Media, LifeHacker posted an article to help aid you in selecting passwords.


    LifeHacker.com - "How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords"

    I've recently been following these tips, and my passwords have drastically changed. I've been using RoboForm as the article suggests, and I've been using Password Checker.

    Microsoft Password Checker

    And if you're too lazy to read, RoboForm is something that you can download for free, it stores all your passwords, encrypts them, and there's an autofill button. So say if I'm logging into Hotmail, I click on the Logins tab, click "Live" and my email and password automatically fill in. There's a master tool that gets installed on your computer where you can see all of your passwords as well. Or you can also see them in your Internet Browser. There's also a "Generate" button which will generate random passwords for you, that are only a couple letters long. Not enough to protect you, but combine that with whatever crazy fucked up password you come up with, and you'll get a strong password. It takes a little getting used to, but in the long run, it could protect your ass before it's too late.

    And lets be honest, if other sites can get hacked, what makes you think GBAtemp is stronger? PROTECT YOUR ASSES PEOPLE!

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  2. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    Nice tips thanks for the thread.
     
  3. ShadowSoldier
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    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I gotta convince my parents to do this. They do online banking and all that fancy new age crap, and they have extremely weak passwords. Hell, I went to my parents computer, typed in the first thing that came to mind, I was able to get into her email and facebook.
     
  4. Narayan

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    haha, wheneve i create a password i just think of random stuff. even i myself forget what my password is. so i keep a list. but that's good for other people.
     
  5. ShadowSoldier
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    If you ever forget your password for a site in case you want to change it, RoboForm allows you to either show your password as stars, or the actual password, in the control panel of roboform.

    And crap, I can't remember my password for GBAtemp...
     
  6. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    I'm going to have to do this when I get time I know my passwords are kinda weak.
     
  7. Narayan

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    that's why it's always good to have a backup
     
  8. ShadowSoldier
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    Nah I just signed out and did the reset password thing.
     
  9. Stephapanda

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    I am confident that no one would be able to guess my passwords.
     
  10. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    i have the greatest passwords of all time like chairsarecool thats one of them but you won't know to what site and even if u did it wouldnt matter [​IMG]
     
  11. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Me too.
     
  12. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    I always use a password generator to generate a password, use it for a year, then generate another password.
     
  13. Vigilante

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    My password is really strong
    I bet no one can easily hack it except with extrem luck
     
  14. ShadowSoldier
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    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    A lot of confident people here.. apparently they know how programs hack and sort out codes...
     
  15. Vigilante

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    IF passwords are easy to hack then why is it that costellos acount was never hacked
     
  16. ShadowSoldier
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    You ever consider he has a good password? Or maybe that nobody decided to hack GBAtemp at all?

    Also, "chairsarecool" is a weak password.
     
  17. Narayan

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    hmm, what about llumierre, scoutsgameplay, arcadia, roux, famitsu? are those weak? those are what i use for offline files. and they last for only 1-3 months then i change password again.
     
  18. Stephapanda

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    Those are pretty weak IMO.
     
  19. ShadowSoldier
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    llumierre = weak
    scoutsgameplay = strong
    arcadia = weak
    roux = weak
    famitsu = weak

    And that's on a scale of 4.

    1=weak
    2=medium
    3=strong
    4=best.
     
  20. Narayan

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    ehh really? well it's okay, it's just to prevent my younger sisters to open what i've hidden.