Is it time to review those 'safe' passwords?

  TopCat® 15:20 14 Aug 2010
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Researchers at - click here - suggest that it is and say at least a twelve character combination password is required today.

My problem is remembering the ones I have already, so I have them written down and off the computer! Do you feel safe with yours after reading this item? Makes you think though, doesn't it? TC.

  Uboat 15:45 14 Aug 2010

i have too use some characters like these and id advise other too it makes it harder to crack...

'#~}[{^£!?/,

  961 17:49 14 Aug 2010

Can I suggest RoboForm

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It really does work and having had it for a couple of years now I have absolutely no idea what most of my (mostly 8 character) passwords are unless I open the Roboform file or backup. Otherwise its automatic. All you need to remember is one password for the programme itself

  wiz-king 18:48 14 Aug 2010

I have two classes of password; simple for forums like this and complex for banking etc and I have lots of them. So many that I have a note book at work and at home with the passwords in. (Being able to spell in Afrikaans might help any potential hacker) ;-)

  Bingalau 19:08 14 Aug 2010

Unless you lose your notebook of course.

  wiz-king 20:10 14 Aug 2010

Thats why I have 2 notebooks!

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