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Easy to remember unique passwords

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by WoolPippi, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. WoolPippi

    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    1. Choose a simple but longish word, like banana, and plan to use it for all sites
    2. Put the first letter of the url of the site you are visiting in front of it.

    2a. Make that first letter a capital if you have to include a capital.
    2b. Put your favourite number at the end if you have to include a number.

    You now have unique passwords for each site that are easy to remember.

    This site is: fbanana
    Ravelry.com is: rbanana
    Beadsareus.co.uk is: bbanana
    itunes.com is: Ibanana7

    Best is chosing a baseword that's a combination of words and that's not in the dictionary. Something fun is best:
    bananatravel
    reindeermitts
    sleepswithsocks
    feedsfrogs
    frogwhiskers
    wiskeywalzing

    Don't use the same baseword for sites with vital info such as banking, 23andme and sites that can access your addressbook such as Facebook and google. For them, choose another word, perhaps unique to that site, and another number, for example the year you started using the sute.

    23andme is: 2methylationfun2014
    facebook is: Ffakelivesgallery2010
    or: FAnnaOnFacebook2016
     
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  2. taniaaust1

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    thanks that's a great idea. I use a misspelled word password on most of my sites. That wasnt something purposely done, came naturally with this illness haha
     
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    hixxy Senior Member

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    Why not just use a password manager?
     
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    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    I work on multiple devices. I use it on my main lap top though, especially for nonsense sites.

    For banking sites I like to keep the password in my head.
     
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    Skippa Senior Member

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    Even better, include a symbol #%$? and you just added at least several hundred years to any brute force attempt (until quantum computers arrive, of course, then we're all screwed).
     
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    I use a swearword for my passwords for most sites. I use it in a way express it in an exaggerated manner adding few f's and s's and whatnot. It's fun to curse frequently when life if s*** most of the time. This is the type of person I am unfortunately.
     
  7. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    A password manager works on multiple devices, download the browser add-on (or just use a browser) on each device.

    LastPass is good.
     
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    jason30 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the great tip!
     
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  9. WoolPippi

    WoolPippi Senior Member

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    Thanks, a good tip for this thread.

    But you still have to do an extra task to get to your password though;
    it doesn't work for things like the App-store
    and sometimes devices may not be mine like when I use my husband's computer or surf in a library.

    I also like to keep internet-devices not-synced and nothing in a Cloud. I dislike sites with access to adressbooks and such. I only use my Google-account for youtube subscriptions and always log out afterwards. Facebook is browsed in incognito-mode.
    Just to give you an idea of how reluctant I am to give out control to something like a password manager :)

    But like I said, I do use the browser-password-help for nonsense-sites which have no access to personal info. Such as reddit. Cats in capes. Comics. :cat:
     
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