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Old 09-16-2012, 17:53   #21
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Your guess would be incorrect, but you might love a story or two

Some years ago I had a boss (CSO, CTO, CIO) who sent an email to the entire company:

If you are like me you suffer from information overload. Therefore I use the same password on each system. You might find this to be helpful as well.

Not too long ago I read of a hospital which implemented a new "password security protocol". All passwords had to be 7 characters, and begin with a number; the remaining 6 characters were not case sensitive. I asked "how does that increase security?" No one had an answer.

I have too many pwrds to remember. The ones I know I'll not remember are written down. You need to know where to look and what to look for.

I also like to play games with "security questions" by providing a non-sense answer.


"What is the color of your maiden mother's first pets car?"
Answer: pHooL$G0ld

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