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marve319
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reset password

Postby marve319 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:44 pm



I did the standard forgot my password for the site. I now have a series of numbers and letters that I will never remember. Isn't there a way to change that password assigned to me to one that I can remember????



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Re: reset password

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:07 pm

Go to your user control panel and change it . Upper left corner. Go to profile, Edit ac't settings, change password.

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Re: reset password

Postby marve319 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:41 pm

Thank You Wilcoy02, it was really appreciated.

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Re: reset password

Postby redial » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:53 am

Or better still, get a software product that looks after all of your passwords (you should not use the same password for each site). I use RoboForm which suits me, and it will even generate different size passwords, just to make it more difficult for those hackers out there. You can print out the list of passwords for each site so that you can keep track of them if you wish.
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Re: reset password

Postby jenagle » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:44 am

I tend to use pass phrases instead of words, something like "3Blind_Mice". It's easy to remember, uses numbers, upper case, lower case, and characters. It is also long enough that it is harder to crack. The experts say the longer the password, the better.

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Re: reset password

Postby redial » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:36 pm

Ah yes. That has all of the attributes of a reasonable password, BUT, it uses words that can be found in a dictionary. Much better to use 3Bl1nd_M1cE, or what I use sometimes, 13Bea.Gle88 - no words, and a mixture of numbers, upper and lower case, punctuation, and it is of reasonable length. All designed to keep the hackers guessing. Here is a password generated by Roboform "Ak9Ms5G3Uh", which I have set to exclude punctuation because some sites do not like punctuation. HTH.
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Re: reset password

Postby jenagle » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:03 am

From what I've read, number substitution is as easy to crack as words from the dictionary. The real challenge to a hacker is long length; the longer the better. Like monkeys on a typewriter (do they still have them?) anything is possible with enough time and effort. All you can hope for is to put the end result far enough in the future that you are protected for a reasonable period of time.

On another note, I like the computer generated password in your example, but by the time I could remember it I'd have to change it again. You change your passwords every ninety days don't you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: reset password

Postby themainviking » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:51 am

jenagle wrote:You change your passwords every ninety days don't you? :lol: :lol: :lol:


I know I do. I probably do not make my passwords hard enough, but so far it has worked for me. Change every 90 days, use the same password for several (but not too many) sites and keep an eye on the sites I do not use often. My banking passwords, on the other hand, are computer generated, and changed monthly.


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