Ubuntu Forums - FYI

Bob ubuntu-qygzanxc at listemail.net
Wed Jul 24 18:23:09 UTC 2013

** Reply to message from pete smout <psmouty at live.com> on Wed, 24 Jul 2013
09:00:29 +0100

> On 23/07/13 19:31, Kent Borg wrote:
> > On 07/23/2013 01:50 PM, Bob wrote:
> >> Everyone does not reuse passwords, I don't, only lazy or ignorant
> >> people reuse passwords. 
> > 
> > In other words almost everyone with very, very, very few exceptions.
> > 
> > Okay, I admit there is a tiny minority of people who don't reuse
> > passwords.  (Including me.)
> > 
> > Other than a few geeks I know from online, and my mother-in-law (because
> > I told her to), I don't know anyone else who doesn't reuse passwords.
> > 
> > But if I am allowed a non-zero epsilon in my value of "everyone", I
> > stand by my assertion. And it needs to change.
> > 
> > -kb
> > 
> > P.S. Help fight the battle: Please contradict all who repeat the
> > obsolete admonishment to never write down a password. That advice became
> > obsolete once we started to have multiple accounts on different systems.
> > 
> You are right, until last year I still held by what I was taught 15-20
> years ago, not to write psswd's down! I learnt the hard way!!! Now I
> never use the same password twice and have a note book (paper one very
> 19th century) sat next to my PC with ALL psswd's noted in it, and all
> the important ones in my head (which of course you can never remember at
> the correct time, but that is my faulty software, and I am still trying
> to debug).
> Please I urge anyone on this list to change their passwords To something
> individual / company :)

I use Password Gorilla to generate random passwords and save them in an
encrypted file.

Robert Blair

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