[clug-talk] automating password changes
simon at mungewell.org
Wed May 31 14:08:04 PDT 2006
On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 03:11:53PM -0600, Brad Camroux wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 02:55:39PM -0600, Neil Bower wrote:
> > Create about 3 or 4 different passwords. Then use password "a" for website
> > logins where confidential info isn't a concern. Use password "b" for your
> > personal login, use password "c" for root logins, etc. This way you only
> > need to remember about 3 or 4 passwords and it becomes pretty obvious where
> > you would use each.
> That's about what I was thinking of. Indeed, that's pretty much what I do.
> Plus, I have them logged in a secret location as a hard copy, just in case I ever
I had already mentioned this to Mitchell off list, episode 139 had an
'interview' (rambling chat) with Security Monkey which was quite
The question of multitudes of password, he suggested inventing a scheme
to generation/remembering them.
Passwords are generally a pain.... enforced changing of them is the
'devils work' ;-)
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