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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:54 am    Post subject: Passwords Reply with quote

There was a recent incident where someone guessed a forum user's password, logged in under his ID, posted some stuff and changed the user's password so he could no longer log in. It turns out that user had chosen a password that was very, very easy to guess. In fact, it's number one on both lists linked below.

You should choose a password that is not easy to guess. Don't use your name, username, e-mail ID or something from a favorite movie, TV show or song. These kinds of passwords are easy to guess.

Try to come up with something uncommon, even unique. Use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers. Write it down and keep it in a safe place, away from prying eyes, but a place where you can access it if needed.

Here are some lists of passwords which should NOT be used:

Suggestion: Unless you're using a publicly accessible computer, such as at a library, check the "Log me on automatically each visit" box on the log-in form. Then, you won't need to remember your password every time you visit the forum. Still keep a written copy somewhere in case you use a different browser (which won't have the same cookie for that function) or clear your cookies (accidentally or on purpose).

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