Discussion in 'Games' started by AphexDreamer, Oct 22, 2009.
Hasn't effected me so far. I think what Mussels says is likely what has happened.
Here is some of the methods I use for creating, remembering and managing complex passwords:
If you can, get a copy of portable KeePass and use that to securely store all your passwords info.
To create a "strong" password, think of a common 4 letter word...for example
then double and you get
then using a phone keepad find the numbers that spell door
add that to previous
now apply initial caps and replace vowels wil numbers
You have a strong password and you only have to remember the rules not the word itself
Rules (make your own variations):
4 letter word
find numeric value and add to end
replace vowels with numbers
Using this method it is relatively easy to have very complex unique passwords for each site that you need...example:
For steam: key word = stea, final password = St34st347832
For bank : key word = cash, final password = C4shc4sh2274
I have the memory of a goldfish and this works incredibly well for me (I have around 30 frequently used password...all unique)
OR you could just slap things on your keyboard and remember what comes out.
then again, i'm the kinda guy who forgets my wallet a lot, so i memorised my credit cards number, expiration date and CVC number so that i can punch it in manually when i forget my wallet...
its like an OS CD key, only with no letters
I have enough of an issue trying to remember what day of the week it is
That's not really a strong password. It's a very good example of how to create a password approaching a strong password that you can easily remember, but any kind of algorithmic password heuristics could pick up the patterns you've chosen. The only true strong passwords are random passwords, which we can only memorize or write down somewhere and sticky note to a monitor.
ah but unless the heuristics new the pattern, they would have to resort to brute force algorithms with dictionary attacks to get the password - and that would not be fast.
I was just about to suggest 'Button Mash' myself (that term makes me laugh for some reason)
but yeah.... +1 for the slapping keyboard idea,
Stop trying to pay hookers with Steam weekend deals and this won't happen.
Oh so you've tried that too huh? You could have at least given a warning out to people about that before hand, then maybe I wouldn't have done it lol.
Ok, Good News everyone. I have my account back and have changed my email and password.
All is well that ends well.
Every time I read that it is in the professor's voice from futurama .
Anyway, I'm glad you got your account back, just be more careful on those forums and keep some antivirus running (I use avast, good protection with minimal system resources).
Lol, now thats what I'm going to be thinking.
Get MSE. Its one of the best on the market now PLUS its free!
that is what i was thinking lol....That's funny cause i have given account info to people and have never been hijacked but then again I use a simple Date code to change my passwords like I pick say the 5th of January of '09 to start and the word "Cocacola" the first month it would be "5Cocacola09" the second month it would be "36Cocacola09"
then "64Cocacola09" etc...
I put my work schedule as alerts on my blackberry.
yea....remember that big post a while back about the store.steampowered.tc site:shadedshu
And another reason I hate steam. Get your account hijacked and there goes all the money you blew on your games.
Maybe the culprit is one of your friends.
Well this is my second time now. And in both cases I've gotten my accounts back and no money lost. So as bad as this is, its still not all to bad.
thanks for that... i just hacked your steam account... going into your bank now
Routers are NAT devices, nothign more or less. Thinking you are secure behind one is silly, they don't do packet inspection, or active state checks. I purposely let the windows firewall down on a new install, it took less than 5 minutes to get infected with a worm, and less than 15 for multiple infections, and overnight I had all sorts of malware installed, and this was a year ago.
Now we have browser redirects, with fake antivirus/spyware eleminators/firewalls.
And you always have the possibility of a rootkit remaining resident even through a format, all it has to do is insert itself in the boot sector and load at boot.
Random non word, add three numbers, add two letters one a capitol.
Shazam!!!! Super strong password, and no dictionary/radius algorithm/number sequencing crack can break it.
i dont need to crack it... you just gave it to me
ok emptying out bank balance.... zeroing in on girlfriend... lol
(OMG lol... look at my post count 1337 .... lolol)
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