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Old 01-27-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
Andrew B.
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Default Password Strength

Having figured out an easy way to remember long passwords, I'm ready to improve one the ones I use now. And FWIW, the easy way is to utilize series that are etched into your memory. For example, if you love poetry, it could be a poem you never forget. The simple way is to take the first letter of each word, and throw in some variation that is easy to remember. Such as putting a number you never forget in a specific spot. Or spots. I have some numbers like this in mind that I never forget. But it has to be something easy to remember, and not something you are known for.

Armed with this I am trying to figure out how long my Windows password should be. I imagine that someone cannot hook a supercomputer up to my sign in screen to run millions of combos. Not to mention that if they were this motivated, they could simply bypass Windows and go straight to the hard disk.

So with this in mind, I'm thinking fifteen characters would do.


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