A while ago when some group (Anonymous maybe?) published a massive list of stolen personal information, mostly emails and passwords, showing just the first three letters, I went through the list looking for "abc", "pas" and "qwe". Tried a couple, they all worked. Stayed out of their shit. Sent them all emails about it and why they should use proper passwords.
As I was typing it, Wordpress sent out their own "Oh dear all our accounts got hacked" email.
I suppose it's a bit more pressing when some of those warning emails came from their own account.
I remember in elementary school I used the password "guy111".
Years later my steam account was hacked because someone guessed it.
God I was retarded.
I take a normal saying and take the first letters and add numbers.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree = 7tadffftt64 (Mind you, I use Norwegian sayings)
I do use something more secure on my really sensitive stuff though. One code I won't reveal here
Coincidently a few months ago I buggered something up on the till and somehow the person wasn't charged for their goods. They walked out without paying, because of my error and my checkout was £500 down.
That's a single computer doing it on a letter-by-letter possibility thing though isn't it?
Using your phone number is the best password there is. Trust me.
my steam pass is imgay4anime dont tell no one
I remember having my 15 mb/sec internet and gained 4 mb/sec with it.
Now I switched to 50 mb/sec and it only downloads in 250kb/sec
Reminds me of the people on facebook who said if you posted your password on your wall it would show up as ******* and people actually did it
and my pass is gulia96, since it's my first dog's name.
Don't tell anyone
Pfft, my school can't possibly get hacked than the password is "Password!"
one one one, uh.... one!
I hate services that have an arbitrary limit on passworld length. I can't use my normal pass (34 characters) on Paypal because the limit is 20. Then they ask me to change my pass every month when it's not as secure as I'd like it to be in the first place.
In Elementary school we used computer software for our homework where we all had users, and I guessed my teachers password and I was right on the second attempt. (It was his surname )
So with his admin privileges I deleted every account for each student in the entire school and made a new one single new one called 'school sucks!' (remember I was like 10)
Sadly one guy told the teacher it was me and I got in a shit ton of trouble.
fuck you password character limits!
Needless to say when I found out the password for the teacher account (it was student) I logged in and changed it
Dictionary attack exist you know. Using only words isnt super safe as xkcd would like to believe
I like to use a memorable sentance or two, made up on the spot, for places that allow them, but most places have bullshit limits, or don't allow non-"standard" characters. (hang on, isn't a non-standard password a kind of benefit )
Also, there are so many words in even one language that it'd be amazing to guess some of the less used ones, or archaeic words.
So even if the computer knew character length, it would have a fun time filling it with the proper amount of words and then finding the correct ones.
Use passwords that make the hacker type in things that he finds morally wrong.
No more hackers!
Fuck you, dictionary crackers.
According to the comic, adding a single uppercase character doubles the search area, but it doesn't. The only way it could just double it was if you knew the exact password, but not the case (and you'd have to know that there was exactly one uppercase character) Otherwise you'd have to test a-z A-Z for every letter up to the length (assuming 10 characters, that's 10^52, or 10 sextillion combinations)
And that's assuming there's no punctuation, etc.
I like to take the sentence approach, and then use plenty of slang and profanity.
was a bit awkward when i called in for customer service one time and give my password though
I like combining words to make passwords.
sandpaperontitties apparently takes 3 billion years
My passwords change from website to website, but they're mostly the same. Let's say my password is password1 for example. On FP it might be fp_password1 and on Steam sm_password1. That way, it's easy to remember, the passwords are different and it is decently lengthy too.