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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:13 pm Reply with quote
AirGunEric
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It appears that spammers have figured out that many people use a password that matches their username on forums- i.e. the username "Bob" and the password is also "bob".

These same spammers have been implementing scripts (programs) to figure out which usernames and passwords match, so they can commandeer an online identity on a forum to spread their junk.

So please- if your username and password here are the same- change your password to something else! You can do this by clicking on the "Profile" button near the top left of the page.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:24 pm Reply with quote
sniper
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eric,
what does this mean with signing off. i get lazy and forget??

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:36 pm Reply with quote
AirGunEric
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?What?

Just don't make your username and password the same thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:13 pm Reply with quote
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I think the best bet is to use a gibberish password. This is a combo of letters (in both upper and lower case), numbers and symbols. Not sure if there's a limit to password lenght, minium use 6 characters....8 is better and 12 is best to keep most script kiddies at bay.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:46 pm Reply with quote
ellodrith
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Using a simple password tool like keepass will help you a lot, especially if you are accessing lots of sites on the net. Its small, portable (easily fits on a usb key) and along with something like dropbox, will allow you to access your passwords anywhere.

cheers
Jeff

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