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#1832636 - 07/12/13 07:08 PM p@s$wOrD123!
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I got hacked by my own IT department. Followed by a lecture email about proper password picking practies.

o_O

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#1832646 - 07/12/13 07:28 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Franzia2nite?

Vella4me?

whistle
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#1832647 - 07/12/13 07:35 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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#1832648 - 07/12/13 07:36 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Originally Posted By: _erica_
I got hacked by my own IT department. Followed by a lecture email about proper password picking practies.

o_O



blush
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#1832651 - 07/12/13 07:37 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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#1832662 - 07/12/13 07:45 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! Bacon Boy
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Originally Posted By: IT BB
Franzia2nite?

Vella4me?

whistle


well now that i need to change it.....

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#1832667 - 07/12/13 07:50 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! Norman Paperman
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We have six different systems that require passwords all with different length and parameter requirements and all must be reset at different times. I guess it slows down hackers, but I can guarantee you I can find written passwords in about 90% of the offices becuase no one can rmemeber all the d*mn things.

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#1832674 - 07/12/13 07:54 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Originally Posted By: _erica_
Originally Posted By: IT BB
Franzia2nite?

Vella4me?

whistle


well now that i need to change it.....


DitchTheBox#KeepTheBag0
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#1832694 - 07/12/13 08:31 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! Bacon Boy
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Originally Posted By: IT BB
Originally Posted By: _erica_
Originally Posted By: IT BB
Franzia2nite?

Vella4me?

whistle


well now that i need to change it.....


DitchTheBox#KeepTheBag0


There you go!
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#1832697 - 07/12/13 08:39 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Originally Posted By: _erica_
I got hacked by my own IT department. Followed by a lecture email about proper password picking practies.

o_O



i would kindly reply to them that if the system allowed you to set it as a password that it clearly is within the company password parameters and to have a nice day...
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#1832700 - 07/12/13 08:46 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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This may be me, but any password can be hacked given enough time and effort. Sounds like they have a deficient intrusion detection software.

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#1832719 - 07/12/13 09:27 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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The best part is that they are likely monitoring this thread now. Erica, tell us how you really feel about them?

Dorks! smile
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#1832721 - 07/12/13 09:31 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Our IT manager has her network password in the top drawer on the left hand side of her desk, in a little book.
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#1832722 - 07/12/13 09:38 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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How to create an easy to remember, hard to guess password:


Everyone has a favorite song or poem. For instance, let's say that your favorite song is Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven". The first line of that song is "There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold." Take the first letter of each word, and you get "Talwsatgig". That's a good start for a password! It's ten characters long, and it's easy to remember, as long as you know the first line of the song. However, it only uses small and capital letters, so let's add more.

When you were a kid, you may have played around with a simple code, in which a=1 and b=2, all the way to z=26. Here's another one that a lot of people sometimes used: a=@, b=6, e=3, i=1 (or !), l=1 (or l=!), o=0, s=5 (or s=$), t=+, and so on. Basically, you match the letters to a number or symbol that they sort of resemble. You can do this however you'd like, using whatever makes the most sense to you. If we do that, and then apply these substitutions to the password we've been developing, we get this: "T@1w5atg1g". Now that is a great password!
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#1832725 - 07/12/13 09:45 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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I just hacked your Amazon account and ordered 80 cases of single-ply TP on your behalf laugh

But the shipping was free!
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#1832733 - 07/12/13 10:50 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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That's a good strategy, WW. But what if your favorite song is YYZ? laugh
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#1832791 - 07/15/13 12:59 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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grin at GD!!!! LOL!

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#1832815 - 07/15/13 01:51 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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"In0w@reU1ivE" smirk
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#1832817 - 07/15/13 01:54 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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I wonder if anyone has used REM's "It's the End of the World as We Know It" lyrics.........
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#1832821 - 07/15/13 02:04 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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I once worked with someone whose password was "I quit".
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#1832859 - 07/15/13 03:16 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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I used to have a butcher as a customer - they kept having online trouble due to not understanding the whole idea of using a capital, lowercase, number, AND special character. I reset their password to 100%Kosher and they had no more troubles...

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#1832884 - 07/15/13 03:45 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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#1832893 - 07/15/13 03:59 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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IT and management are liking LastPass, which I'm sure people will end up writing down their "master login" info on a post-it anyway, and then I can suddenly access everything just by stealing one piece of info...but hey, that's their problem I guess!
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#1832901 - 07/15/13 04:09 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Some folks here have a 'master spreadsheet' with all their logins. They password protect that spreadsheet and then use it to track/retrieve all their other passwords.
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#1832902 - 07/15/13 04:14 PM Re: p@s$wOrD123! _erica_
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Last pass rocks, but you have to use a very secure master password. It has become impossible to remember the 20+ passwords I need since they all have different parameters.
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