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Rum_Pirate
12-01-2012, 12:53 PM
http://www.karineriksson.se/blog/images/p1040954.jpg


My memory really sucks Mildred. So I have changed my computer password to "Incorrect".
This way when I log in with the wrong password the computer will tell me . . . "Your password is incorrect".
:D:D:D|;):d

Ian McColgin
12-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Works for me.

Garret
12-01-2012, 01:05 PM
Good one!

Mad Scientist
12-01-2012, 07:59 PM
My password was 'password'. So, when the computer said ENTER PASSWORD, I did!

Tom

Chip-skiff
12-01-2012, 08:14 PM
If you combine something like "incorrect" with a childhood address, you have a fair password. We lived at 1331 Smoke Tree Lane, so I'd use incorrect1331.

My own approach is to use the name of the website and an insult: amazonchewspuppybutt. The more original the insult, the stronger the password. You can use the same insult repeatedly: googlechewspuppybutt, etc. If you add a childhood street #, then it's hard to crack.

spirit
12-01-2012, 08:17 PM
Lots of ways to remember.
One of my favorites is the first letters of a favorite book or song or film.

SMARTINSEN
12-01-2012, 08:20 PM
My password was 'password'. So, when the computer said ENTER PASSWORD, I did!

Tom
http://www.the-mathom-house.com/sitebuilder/images/Durin_Door_neg2-519x816.jpg

Shang
12-01-2012, 08:55 PM
WHEN I was 1 & 20,
I heard a wise man say,
‘Give crowns and lbs and guineasm
But not your heart away...

This password would work super, ...unless someone remembered A. E. Housman's poetry.

Mrleft8
12-01-2012, 09:03 PM
I just use random numbers and letters.... It makes remembering them really difficult, so I figure that makes them really easy to hack. I want my identity stolen by someone smarter than me.....

Waddie
12-01-2012, 11:51 PM
If you use Firefox;

Tools
Options
Security
Passwords; there they are

regards,
Waddie

Caede
12-02-2012, 12:48 PM
http://xkcd.com/936/ (as with all xkcd, click through and view the mouse over)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/password_strength.png

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TomF
12-02-2012, 01:14 PM
I've too many passwords for too many applications, and used to get them mixed upm. Especially as they automatically demand new, unique passwords periodically.

So now I have one password to get me into the protected file where I save my passwords. Remembering one's a lot more possible.

Concordia...41
12-02-2012, 02:46 PM
There was a cute cartoon (which I naturally can't find), but anyway a little boy is getting his first dog and his dad says, "Name him something you can remember. You'll be using this for a password for the rest of your life" :D