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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2650 on: March 13, 2010, 08:47:29 AM »
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2651 on: March 14, 2010, 07:51:32 PM »
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2652 on: March 15, 2010, 08:42:11 AM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2653 on: March 15, 2010, 08:57:21 AM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.

It's what I call "yellow sticky note security" - it's when your password rules are so rigid, you force people to write in on a yellow sticky note and leave it by the computer. 

Our office you change it every 60 days and you can't reuse the same pwd for a year  BLAH

I also love it when IT guys force people to use @ for a and $ for s.  That's like hiding your wallet in your sneakers at the beach. 
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2654 on: March 15, 2010, 12:07:41 PM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.

It's what I call "yellow sticky note security" - it's when your password rules are so rigid, you force people to write in on a yellow sticky note and leave it by the computer. 

Our office you change it every 60 days and you can't reuse the same pwd for a year  BLAH

I also love it when IT guys force people to use @ for a and $ for s.  That's like hiding your wallet in your sneakers at the beach. 

Exactly.. i use to be a IT director in a prior life and had too many conversations about security.  The idea of two many password changes and making them difficult really reduces overall security, not improve it. 

I have a bank here that I think has a pretty good system, they give you a choice of having a token key which is a bit of a pain to carry with you since you never know when you may need to log in, or... every time you log in, they send you a random code via SMS to your phone which you need to enter to proceed.  This way you never have to change the general password but you do need your cell phone to get full access to your account.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2655 on: March 15, 2010, 12:50:47 PM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.
Some systems remember you old ones I wouldn't let you alternate between the two. It could be worse.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2656 on: March 15, 2010, 01:03:52 PM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.
I also love it when IT guys force people to use @ for a and $ for s.  That's like hiding your wallet in your sneakers at the beach. 
That's when you put profanity in your paswords directed at the IT people.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2657 on: March 15, 2010, 01:10:08 PM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.
I also love it when IT guys force people to use @ for a and $ for s.  That's like hiding your wallet in your sneakers at the beach. 
That's when you put profanity in your paswords directed at the IT people.

Unfortunately you never store the password itself, you store the hash it creates. You'll have to save your profanity for face-to-face encounters. ;)

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2658 on: March 15, 2010, 02:04:18 PM »
That our school makes us change passwords every 180 days. I cheat and just alternate between two.
I also love it when IT guys force people to use @ for a and $ for s.  That's like hiding your wallet in your sneakers at the beach. 
That's when you put profanity in your paswords directed at the IT people.

Unfortunately you never store the password itself, you store the hash it creates. You'll have to save your profanity for face-to-face encounters. ;)

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2659 on: March 15, 2010, 05:33:11 PM »
I hate DVDs that ask you if you want to install lame outdated software when you insert them. Stupid InterActual garbage.