Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Mon Oct 8 18:24:00 BST 2007

For passwords there is a program you can install on Ubuntu that makes
"random" passwords. I forget the program though. Maybe someone else

A trick I use is to create a random prefix and suffix and sandwich
something memorable between. for example:

prefix = 6$Y
suffix = G!9
my gmail password = 6$YgoogG!9
my yahoo password = 6$YyahoG!9

and so on. Btw, those are examples so have fun hacking my mail. I
don't know if those are more or less secure since you are repeating
part of your password everywhere but it makes it easy to remember.

On 10/8/07, Neal McBurnett <neal at bcn.boulder.co.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 08:07:23AM -0600, phillip tribble wrote:
> > http://www.linux.com/feature/119446
> >
> > I came across this article this morning from Linux.com. The article
> > discusses how to easily login your computer remotely and launch
> > applications. Has anyone had expierence with this yet?
> The article has some helpful tips, but also some questionable advice.
> The DynDNS and ddclient advice is good and nicely presented.
> I recommend using a public key to get in, and using a non-default port
> to avoid much of the hacking out there.
> I question the importance of using those pam restrictions, though they
> probably don't hurt.  But they add some complexity.  I guess if you
> don't trust your family and other account holders to use good
> passwords, it would be worthwhile.  I'd rather drill in to my family
> the importance of good passwords: 9+ characters, use of symbols, not
> containing whole words, etc.  Smash parts of different words together
> and throw in some non-obvious symbols and you'll be ahead of the crowd
> and thus much safer....
> The comments below about avoiding NX and using compression on VNC as
> an alternative seem interesting and worth looking into.
> Neal McBurnett                 http://mcburnett.org/neal/
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