Show of HandsShow of Hands

Wert March 15th, 2015 6:29am

How many characters is your longest account password?

11 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

susanr Colorado
03/15/15 10:41 am

14. But most of them are 10-12.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
03/15/15 8:34 am

Now go try to figure out what account that belongs to!

jonfrei the boonies
03/15/15 8:26 am

One of my accounts enforces a mandatory minimum 14 characters, mixed case, at least one numeral & at least one symbol.

And forces you to change it every 60 days - no more than 6 characters can match any of your previous 12 passwords.

PITA!!

Reply
rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
03/15/15 5:50 am

Everything I use has the most ridiculous requirements. Uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters, no repeating characters AND change it every 90 days. What a mess.

Reply
catpillow Florida West Coast
03/15/15 4:55 am

I use 1Password, so the sky's the limit! I don't know most of my passwords, but most are more than 8 characters.

Reply
jonfrei the boonies
03/15/15 8:35 am

SplashID here. I was using it back in the '90s on my Palm Pilot before 1Password ever existed. Looks like a very similar feature set.

Maj Worth Economist
03/14/15 11:44 pm

Everyone needs to read this.

firefly5 the verse
03/18/15 12:09 am

I totally do this.

Maj Worth Economist
03/18/15 12:11 am

Of course you do. I do, too. 😉

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/14/15 11:33 pm

Much more than eight but I have a little trick to memorize it with no problems: A sentence written together and a number that means something. Brute force at least hardly will crack theeaglehaslandedcopythat2578.

Reply
YellowBelly3
03/14/15 11:47 pm

If that were my sentence... I word use Tehlct2578 instead...

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
03/15/15 5:51 am

Yellow's is more secure

DuckAndCower
03/15/15 8:44 am

Yellow's is easier to brute force by several orders of magnitude.

Maj Worth Economist
03/15/15 9:21 am

See my link above. Just because something is easy to remember doesn't mean it's weaker.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/15/15 9:28 am

No the more digits means it's safer

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/15/15 9:47 am

Usually. Depends on what/who is trying to crack the password

YellowBelly3
03/15/15 10:18 am

Common word substitution or sentence structure is fine but you want avoid the human element too. The substitution of numbers symbols are of the norm now. So it would be easier for human vs algorithmic hacks.

firefly5 the verse
03/18/15 12:12 am

Really, unrelated words work well. Maj's link is a fun read, but correcthorsestaple is long enough for brute force to be slow, and defeats the human hacker pretty easily, too.