[Masthead] Overcast ~ 43°F  
High: 55°F
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Passwords are like underwear.....

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2007, at 1:57 PM

An interesting article in the eBay "Chatter" http://www.ebaychatter.com/

It describes how underwear should be:

Changed often

Not shared with friends

Not left lying around

Should be mysterious

The longer the better

But the most interesting thing is a chart showing how long it takes to crack a password with different numbers, lower and upper case and combinations of all of the above.

Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]

Something else you can do to add to the complexity of your password is add special characters. !@#$%^&*()<>?, things like that. Some sites may restrict use of those, but when you can use them they help. Every special character you use makes it exponentially more difficult to crack

-- Posted by benjithegreat98 on Mon, Nov 12, 2007, at 7:26 AM

Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration:

Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.