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Passwords.. Everybody here knows how to do a good one:
A mix of lowercase and capital letters, numbers, alphanumeric characters.
It must be long and regularly changed.
"MyComputerMonitor@WorkIsBlack1974" as a company's "password sentence"?
It is long but this isn't "a mix".
It is well known that women are making their ones differently than men.
.. and that when a number is added, the most frequently it is at the end.
Very often.. how to say? "1974".. Is it a year special for you?
And in this example nothing is showing that it is changed just once a month.
No. We'll do serious passwords with nearly nothing to remember as promised.
With my little "exotic" thing at the end. (It works with this dinosaur of Windows. Probably not your OS -you can make some searches for your own-, but most of the companies still use "the fossil".)
Here, just a mnemotical direction. Adapt it to your own desires.
The so called "friction phenomenon", main internal enemy of companies security is the difficulty of employees in remembering good passwords.
There is almost nothing to remember, just something to understand.
First step: that will be "the heart" of your differents passwords.
Open your word processor and look at your keyboard.
Probably a "QWERTY" or an "AZERTY" with numbers just above theses letters.
If you have a "Qwerty", just type on these keys: Q2W3E4
(with two fingers it is ergonomic and can be really fast.)
You should obtain something like this> qéw"e'
then, repeat exactly the same thing with "Caps-Lock" or "Maj".
> something like this (I can't be sure, as my keyboard is different):
With the entire QWERTY, it'll be like this:
This is only the basic principle: in place of the keys "QWERTY", use the name of your woman, kid..
With 2, 3, 4, ..,
For me, it could be:
We had only used the Maj or Caps-lock key at the end, nothing with the "Alt Gr"..
In case of QWERTY,`the corresponding numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 + Alt Gr added at the end will give to us a nice final "heart" like that:
The passwords must be diferent on your e-mail, Facebloob account, etc?
Changed every month is OK?
As most people add the numbers in the end, let's do the opposite for the rest.
You have only one e-mail (not good) @ gmail?
You can begin your password with the the first two letters: "gm"
(in lowercase letters, we are not going to complicate our life.)
Yahoo? > "ya". Facebook? > "fa".
You have diferent Gmail? You already know what to do.
Your password must be changed every month. Why not?
January > 01
February > 02
December > 12
If your access is denied when you are logging on an account that you don't use very much, just try with the "code" of the preceding month. Surely the opportunity to actualize it.
Now, my little thing. We'll use the "Alt Numpad input method" or Alt code for only ONE character:
By pressing the "Alt" key + 228, 229, 231, 232, .. you'll get a greek letter.
Two different alphabets..
Take your time to try, test, "choose" (and adapt to your possibilities) the rivers of words just above. You'll find your way by making it simple.
Maybe this "Alt code" will be the only thing that you'll have really to remember?
As a noob+1 just happy to participate, I don't really know but I wonder from a long time ago who uses two different keyboards to make a password.
I believe that I am at the (very) right place to know if an unical letter could be annoying for theses brute force.
Apologies for my bad english.
From both France and Brazil with love.