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Posteritatis

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4. A chunk of my own security is about screwing up the password reset questions
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:20 PM
Nov 2012

If I get to pick the questions I can be pretty creative with the challenge and response; if I can't (and the password in question is important), then the answers are outright lies. A properly robust password, some care taken on those, and enough awareness not to blunder into phishing sites and the like is good enough for just about anything, even if a really truly concerted effort against you in particular still has chance of getting through.

(Also: password reuse is, of course, evil, and something I only use on don't-care-if-it's-compromised accounts.)

k&r! nt wildbilln864 Nov 2012 #1
If you're goofy enough to use AOHell customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #2
I trust my Gmail account Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #9
The GMAIL password is in clear text format for the Tech Support and AdWord folks to see. n/t TheBlackAdder Nov 2012 #12
Really? wtmusic Nov 2012 #27
Read the entire link, plz 3c273a Nov 2012 #3
A chunk of my own security is about screwing up the password reset questions Posteritatis Nov 2012 #4
The set-your-own-question password seems pretty solid. XemaSab Nov 2012 #10
Enter two-factor authentication. n/t ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #5
And text messaging makes our phones the second factor. gtar100 Nov 2012 #30
LavaBit email doesn't provide a "Forgot your password?" option Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #6
i get his point behindthe8ballnchain Nov 2012 #7
wow..that is scary AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #8
Ech. Misrepresentative title. wtmusic Nov 2012 #11
Mine has 11 characters. UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #13
Does password complexity really matter? Jim Lane Nov 2012 #14
There are devices and computer programs that do that much quicker. UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #21
Probably not. wtmusic Nov 2012 #26
I use an 18 character passphrase RomneyLies Nov 2012 #19
As long as your dog's name wasn't Max, you're probably ok nt wtmusic Nov 2012 #23
I use numerous email accounts with multiple providers. Edweird Nov 2012 #15
Both my banks and my email require that I NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #16
all someone has to do is access the email servers to read your email hobbit709 Nov 2012 #17
I am not sure passwords are going to become extinct MyNameGoesHere Nov 2012 #18
I actually wish there was a replacement for passwords. Tracer Nov 2012 #20
I keep a password safe application on my smartphone for that purpose. backscatter712 Nov 2012 #25
The myth of the secured, networked computer. There has never been such a thing, Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #22
I've got so much stuff on Google that I took the precaution of activating 2 factor authentication. backscatter712 Nov 2012 #24
The same can be said for your home. Passwords are just locks on doors. gtar100 Nov 2012 #28
the main point seems to be that passwords ARE good protection, just don't have a silly one unblock Nov 2012 #29
Dumb dumb. Can't find me on google and certainly can't find the SWTORFanatic Nov 2012 #31
Great article, I learned a lot, thanks for posting! mrsadm Nov 2012 #32
Glad the article was helpful. UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #34
Meh... I use my BofA ATM PIN as my password for every online account. n/t cherokeeprogressive Nov 2012 #33
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