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Passwords, quizzes and privacy
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You see a lot of those "what kind of tree am I" personality quizzes on social media as well as warnings about how these sites can use this info to help guess your passwords and security questions.

One way to be safer is not to use this kind of info in your passwords. I suggest creating a secret formula and not just a secret password.

A formula something like this:

Choose a base word where some of the special characters can be substituted for letters:
island
becomes
!$l@nd

Now add a two digit number you'll remember somewhere:
!$l@nd35

Pick a position in the string and take the first 2-3 letters of the domain and capitalize them and add them. If I were creating a password for Google, my password may be:
!GOO$l@nd35

FaceBook might be:
!FAC$l@nd35

With a formula you can have unique passwords for each site that are not only secure but you can "solve" the formula if you need to.
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Passwords, quizzes and privacy - by Kurt - 05-31-2020, 07:03 PM
RE: Passwords, quizzes and privacy - by JoeSpirit - 06-04-2020, 07:39 PM
RE: Passwords, quizzes and privacy - by Kurt - 06-05-2020, 05:50 AM
RE: Passwords, quizzes and privacy - by Jeffery - 06-05-2020, 12:18 AM
RE: Passwords, quizzes and privacy - by 10x - 06-05-2020, 09:36 PM

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