Password Generators

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  1. olley

    olley Funster

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    Anyone use one? How do you remember passwords, and if they are stored on your computor what happens if it goes tits up, or you are on another one like at work?

    Ian
     
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    a book

    At home we have a book.. over the years we have had to go from a small note pad to a spiral pad .. the number of passwords has increased and increased.

    ebay
    paypal
    mhf
    bank account 1
    bank account 2
    vodafone 1
    vodafone 2
    apple i.d
    i cloud
    mac
    bt
    gmail 1
    gmail 2
    sues ebay
    code for warners to book shows
    aol
    caxton fx euro
    caxton fx usa
    all collection
    hp printer
    Skype
    john lewis
    bbc inlayer
    dell computer
    second hp printer
    amazon

    plus another 31...

    life is not easy having all this different passwords and codes.. if I ever lose the book and am in deep Sh&t

    Bob
     
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    I use KeyPass

    As a backup, I print a copy of the passwords to a usb stick , also keep a copy on Playbook

     
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    I have two systems:

    One is to use various combinations of the registration numbers of my dad's old cars. That gives me word-free alpha-numeric combinations that I can readily remember, and can safely write "hints" for (ie cortina, morris minor, etc.)

    The other is to use the same method for all sites, by scrambling the site's name in the same way every time. That way, you can only forget the password if you forget your scrambling system (not sure if I've described that clearly!)

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    never got my head around keypass but i use roboform on Jims suggestion.
    Never have to remember passwords, great tool but have to remember the initial password, make it real hard though, I use a phrase with all the first letters from that phrase and a lot of numbers after so that wouldn't be guessed and I will remember that one.
    Oh and a few capital letters mixed in.
     
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    Roboform is the dogs. Try the free demo. It keeps all of my passwords for almost every site I use and those passwords are available to me anywhere on any machine on any browser. Love it, it saves me time and more every day. http://www.roboform.com/
     
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    I use password safe to store passwords. It has a generator, but I never use it preferring to make my own up.

    The best way is to make up a phrase (sometimes daft ones are easiest to remember) and use the first letter of each word and include a numbers in said phrase. Also use a random capitals. You can further enhance it so you only have to remember one phrase for everything you access by adding additional letters for that site.

    So for example for this site:

    mFmhJl39sotfb

    mFmhJl39sotfb = my hamster Johnny likes 39 slices of toast for breakfast
    mFmhJl39sotfb = motorhome Fun

    And reused for Hotmail for example:

    hMmhJl39sotfb

    hMmhJl39sotfb = my hamster Johnny likes 39 slices of toast for breakfast
    hMmhJl39sotfb = hot Mail


    NB: this is are not my passwords for MHF and hotmail. :Wink:
     
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    Seems like a lot of toast for a Hamster :BigGrin:
     
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    Bob you forgot to put the passwords next to the different places !

    barry
     
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    What can I say, he likes toast. :Laughing::thumb:
     
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  11. olley

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    That's a paid service isn't it Jim?

    Ian
     
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    Yes its paid for. I forget how much, $30 I think. It's so useful to me, if I had it taken off me today and they upped the price to $120 I's still buy another copy:Smile:
     
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    What do you have to do if you use another computor Jim? Is it just a case of logging onto robo or do you have to download a setup program.

    Ian
     
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    I have it installed on windows and macs, it works with most browsers, I have it on my phone and tablet too. Means I just have to remember one very good password, thereafter the program will fill stuff for you. Then you can use it like a bookmark system. Ie choose the site, it takes you there and your logged in in a nanosecond. It can generate passwords, and you can make them as long and secure as you like, it does not matter because you are never going to need to type it.


    You don't have to pay. Download the trial. (The roboform2go version is best) log into a few sites, it will remember your passwords, then use it for a few days and see how useful it is. :thumb: http://www.roboform.com/
     
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    I've used Keepass for several years and find it excellent and it's free which is a bonus for a tightwad like me:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    http://keepass.info/
     
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    so what happens if like me

    Jim what happens with all the dozens of passwords I have in my book.. have I got to copy them across one by one?

    Bob
     
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    With Lastpass as you use them it will ask if you want to remember them .... simple.

    I had a long list of passwords like you, and for the last year have been adding them slowly. Obviously the most used ones get added first (like Motorhomefun :Smile:)

    Cheers
     
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    Don't think this is completely off thread, but I couldn't believe it when I found out recently that around 11% of people use 1234 for their PIN! :Eeek:

    The second most common was 1111, followed if memory serves by 2222 and 0000! Other quadruplets are also well up there, as are vertical keyboard runs (2580) and similar. :RollEyes:

    It would appear that thieves don't need to be master code crackers to get some people's cash once they've stolen the card...

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    Hi Jim

    I'm trying out Roboform and so far very impressed.. :thumb:

    my question, did you get it to work on Playbook ?

    EDIT.. I have it on the BB phone but can't find it for Playbook

    cheers
     
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