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The Best Password

Passwords can stress you out if you let them. My health insurance exchange requires a password to be changed every so often, and won’t accept any that I’ve used before, plus you have to remember the old one to set a new one. I have trouble remembering any passwords that have been changed, so it’s good that my computer remembers for me. But I also need a password to boot up the computer. And if I need to print something, I must go to the library, and when I’m asked for a password for email or whatever, I am lost. Sure, a password must be secure, but it must also be something you can remember. Admin/password seems easy to remember. I’ll have to use that sometime, although some sites might not like me going around calling myself “admin.” This is the latest from CommitStrip.


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My company insisted on a new password every month, and the software remembered the last ten used. So, I settled on the Month name and Number in a fixed format. Thus, 'October-10' worked just fine. Right number of capitals, numerals, special characters, all that. The secret was in the format, not the content. Worked fine for ten years.
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This might have been true a decade ago, but modern routers use one of two security measures: A preset password printed on the outside of the router or requiring a password be set by the first device that connects to it.
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I have all my passwords managed at an inexpensive password service, so they're all in a database on my phone and my computers. No trouble at all. Also, I can log in from any computer in the world and retreive a password.
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