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Old 08-18-2010, 04:01 PM
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According to this website:

http://howsecureismypassword.net/

It would take 3 quadrillion years to hack the password g943UJ$7eA7d52ax.
Well, I have 2 trillion years tor this 15 character one.
MWCRFuC5o8ScL58

And this 20 character one takes 2 sextrillion years!
3ocw2DPRUob1DiysLhYZ
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:04 PM
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That's pretty much a worse case scenario, and furthermore, if a site did get compromised and cough up its password directory, what are the odds that the person who obtained those passwords would use my username/password in particular, given that there are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of other users? Also, how would person know what other sites I'm on?
I think people do tend to use the same usernames a lot. Furthermore, usernames are often email addresses. If you happen to use the same pwd for your email, they probably now know every site you go to because you probably have saved emails from banks, brokerages, etc.

There is a huge blackmarket for stolen identities online. It's a global thing. You can rest assured that there are plenty of bad guys willing to try username and password combinations on all the major bank sites.

Alls I'm saying is....why not spend $30-$40 to drastically reduce this risk, make your life easier by not having to remember pwds, make your life easier by not having to type in passwords, etc.

My intentions are benign.
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Well, I have 2 trillion years tor this 15 character one.
MWCRFuC5o8ScL58

And this 20 character one takes 2 sextrillion years!
3ocw2DPRUob1DiysLhYZ
That's what I call a sexy password.
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I think people do tend to use the same usernames a lot. Furthermore, usernames are often email addresses. If you happen to use the same pwd for your email, they probably now know every site you go to because you probably have saved emails from banks, brokerages, etc.

There is a huge blackmarket for stolen identities online. It's a global thing. You can rest assured that there are plenty of bad guys willing to try username and password combinations on all the major bank sites.

Alls I'm saying is....why not spend $30-$40 to drastically reduce this risk, make your life easier by not having to remember pwds, make your life easier by not having to type in passwords, etc.

My intentions are benign.
Because it costs $30-40. Are you a salesman or something?
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:10 PM
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Because it costs $30-40. Are you a salesman or something?
I probably should be. I love that app. It's well worth that that cost (to me) just to not have to type passwords.
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But your browser does that for free. The "master password" is when you log into windows. I don't see having an extra gatekeeper as being useful. Unless you can use it community computers, but that's a fairly niche need.
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okay, so what would you guys suggest to me. i am a windows user at home and at work. i seldom travel for work, like never. i access personal accounts from both home and work. i do not yet have a smartphone, but i expect to be moving to one in 2011.

what applications should i get and do i need pay versions of anything?

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But your browser does that for free. The "master password" is when you log into windows. I don't see having an extra gatekeeper as being useful. Unless you can use it community computers, but that's a fairly niche need.
let's say you access personal accounts from your work computer. couldn't IT see those passwords and account logins?
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Ah, I haven't acheived sufficient levels of paranoia to need this yet. Noted.
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