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4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 27, 2017, 18:27 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:52:
Strong passwords have become an oxymoron anyway. Unless you can come up with something truly unique, odds are pretty good that your password already existed in a database that has been stole somewhere. Hackers now have BILLIONS of existing passwords, so unless you feel confident you came up with something that billions of other users haven't thought of, your password is useless.

And even if you have something fantastically unique, it better be 20+ characters, because otherwise the brute-force approach will still crack it in very little time.

Passwords have failed. Time for something else.

Xkcd nailed it years ago.

Password Strength
 
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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 27, 2017, 13:52 Creston
 
Strong passwords have become an oxymoron anyway. Unless you can come up with something truly unique, odds are pretty good that your password already existed in a database that has been stole somewhere. Hackers now have BILLIONS of existing passwords, so unless you feel confident you came up with something that billions of other users haven't thought of, your password is useless.

And even if you have something fantastically unique, it better be 20+ characters, because otherwise the brute-force approach will still crack it in very little time.

Passwords have failed. Time for something else.
 
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2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 27, 2017, 11:30 VaranDragon
 
This is like the worst article ever. Scaring people doesn't work? Bullshit. Fear is one of the primary motivators known to man. (And Animal).

Fear of losing your job. Fear of not getting food on the table. Fear of not procreating.

That it's not the BEST motivator out there has generally been known since the 17th century. Though it's still being used to good effect today. (See: Pretty Much Every Western nation's Domestic & Foreign Policy)

So yeah, old fucking news.
 
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1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 27, 2017, 10:55 HorrorScope
 
Right, because chances are they aren't hacking you by getting your password. They just steal the whole damn db and take the guessing out of it entirely. Who's the dummy now? Keep putting it on the little guy, when it is the industry pro's that are allowing thieves to steal the whole shebang.  
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