set up password change regularly with certain rules

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Nov 7 19:27:39 UTC 2007


Brian McKee wrote:

> Mark wrote:

>> Create a password using the name of the site, e.g. amazon.  Once
>> that is typed in, press the home key to position the insertion
>> point at the beginning of the word.  Now type your favorite static
>> password, say p4ssw0rd, one letter at a time, with a right-arrow
>> after each letter typed.  The result will be something like:
>>
>> pa4msaszwo0nrd
>>
>> Unique for each site, easy to remember for each site, and defeats
>> keystroke loggers or shoulder surfers.
> 
> Dunno why you think that defeats a keystroke logger.  Do you think
> they don't log the home or arrow keys?  And if you are that borked
> anyway, they're likely scanning your outbound traffic which puts out
> the results, not the steps it takes to get there.

Yes, and that seems like a heck of a lot of work, too.  Just don't let
Amazon, or any commercial site, keep any important information about you.
-- 
derek





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