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BGM


FAQ: How to create a Strong Password?
Password Cracking has become very common these days,
So its upto us to use a strong password.

Examples of weak passwords include,
* the word "password"
* the user's name or login name
* the name of their significant other or another relative
* their birthplace or date of birth
* a pet's name
* automobile licence plate number
* a simple modification of one of the preceding, such as suffixing a digit or reversing the order of the letters.
* a row of letters from a standard keyboard layout (eg, the qwerty keyboard -- qwerty itself, asdf, or qwertyuiop)
* name of your Ex-wife or Ex-Gf or a girl to whom you had a crush. icon_smile.gif
* a password made up of dictionary words only
* any common english name.

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BGM


CREATING STRONG PASSWORDS

For a password to be strong, it should:

icon_arrow.gif Be at least seven characters long. Because of the way passwords are encrypted, the most secure passwords are seven or 14 characters long.

icon_arrow.gif Contain characters from each of the following three groups:

Letters (uppercase and lowercase) A, B, C... (and a, b, c...)

Numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Symbols (all characters not defined as letters or numerals) ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /

icon_arrow.gif Have at least one symbol character in the second through sixth positions.

icon_arrow.gif Be significantly different from prior passwords.

icon_arrow.gif Not contain your name or user name.

icon_arrow.gif Not be a common word or name.


BGM


TOP 10 WAYS TO SECURE AND MANAGE YOUR PASSWORDS

Passwords protect your most sensitive personal, financial and business information. They are the key to accessing membership, financial, and other web sites that you are a member of. All sorts of havoc can occur in your life if some unauthorized person discovers your password. Here are some tips for making that event less likely:

icon_arrow.gif 1. Don't use easily guess passwords like a date of birth, spouse, child's or pet's name. In fact, don't use any word or phrase that even remotely relates to you or your world. You need to use a password which is difficult for anyone to guess but is not so difficult for you to remember.

icon_arrow.gif 2. Use a combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers to make the password harder to guess. Some web sites do not allow symbols so you may not be able to always use them. Almost all web sites treat passwords as CaSe SeNsItIvE so mixing case is a good idea.

icon_arrow.gif 3. Make your password at least eight characters long. Longer is even better. The more characters there are the harder it will be to guess.

icon_arrow.gif 4. Use a different password for each account or web site. That way if one gets compromised you'll still be protected elsewhere.

icon_arrow.gif 5. Change your passwords frequently. Pick a period, like the 15th of each month, and change all of your passwords on that date.

icon_arrow.gif 6. Do not write your passwords down anywhere. You never know who is checking your drawers or file cabinet when you're not around. Also, do not store your passwords in an electronic filing device like a PDA. That's just as insecure as a piece of paper if you lose the device and someone who is less than honest finds it.

If you have too many passwords to keep track of then consider using a password manager program. There are a lot of them on the market but be careful: some of them contain "adware" which will pop up ads every time you are online. Most of the free password managers contain some degree of adware. Here's one that doesn't: roboform.com

icon_arrow.gif 7. Never share your password with anyone else. If you have to, then change it immediately afterwards.

icon_arrow.gif 8. Avoid using "dictionary" words. There are password-cracking programs that will check every word in the dictionary. If you want to use words then break them up with non-word characters. For example: BuIlT*99$APPlE is difficult for anything other than the most sophisticated password-cracking program to guess because it is combined with non-alphabet characters and it is in mixed case.

icon_arrow.gif 9. Don't use "password" or "none" as your password! Don't even use "PaSsWoRd"!

icon_arrow.gif 10. If someone calls or sends you e-mail claiming that they are from your bank, or credit card company, or anywhere else that you have a password with, NEVER give them your password or PIN no matter what story they tell you. It's a scam. No one will ever ask for your password. Legitimate administrators of your password-protected accounts do not need your password to access your files during the normal course of their business dealings with you.


heavenly


nice tips for a strong password. icon_biggrin.gif will follow. icon_smile.gif thanx a lot bg. smiley24.gif smiley24.gif smiley24.gif


BGM


buddy icon_biggrin.gif


mightchillout


thnks bee gee ! smiley24.gif icon_biggrin.gif


BGM


Always my pleasure Chilly. icon_smile.gif

Here's some info on a cool FREE password manager.

Infact it is the BEST free password manager available in internet.
RoboForm was named PC Magazine Editor's Choice, and CNET Download.com's Software of the Year.


Only RxPG members can see links here! Register or Login!


Roboform offers both Free and Paid versions.

RoboForm:
. Memorizes your passwords and Logs You In automatically.

. Fills long registration and checkout forms with one click.

. Encrypts your passwords to achieve complete security.

. Generates random passwords that hackers cannot guess.

. Fights Phishing by filling passwords only on matching web sites.

. Defeats Keyloggers by not using keyboard to type passwords.

. Backs up your passwords, Copies them between computers.

. Synchronizes passwords between computers using GoodSync.

. Searches for keywords in your passwords, notes and Internet.

. Portable: RoboForm2Go runs from USB key, no install needed.

. PDA-friendly: sync your passwords to Pocket PC and Palm.

. Neutral: works with Internet Explorer, AOL/MSN, Firefox.

. IE 7 and Vista are now supported.[/color]

............

You can use Roboform with all its features for 30 days. After that it turns into a FREE version with some features disabled i.e. it can remember only 10 passcards. (Paid version supports unlimited passcards) Still Free version is very useful.


BGM


HOW TO ADD ANY SEARCH ENGINE IN THE ROBOFORM SEARCH BAR

icon_arrow.gif Go to the Webpage of the particular search engine. Eg: Firefox Extensions Search

icon_arrow.gif Enter "rfarg" in the search box

icon_arrow.gif Press down "Alt" and Click on "Search" at the same time.

icon_arrow.gif A dialog box will open up, Add an appropriate name in it. eg: Firefox Addons

icon_arrow.gif Press "Save"

CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO GET A CLEAR IDEA.


icon_arrow.gif You can also assign hot Keys such as F2, F3, F6, F7, F8, F9, F11, F12 to each search engine.




guptapreeti
Aim NEET PG

NICE....GREAT HELP......THANKS BGM icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


Binoj_Mathew
Aim NEET PG

guptapreeti wrote:
NICE....GREAT HELP......THANKS BGM icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


Always my pleasure, buddy. icon_smile.gif


docmojo
Aim NEET PG

the way i create a strong password is by using '0' (zero) for 'O' (alphabet).... '1' or '!' for 'i'... $ for s.... @ for 'a'...

this way one shall be using alphabets, numbers and special characters as password... strong naa??!!


BGM


Yes its a lot more safe.
Most of the password recovery softwares takes a lot more time when they are faced with such passwords.
But do make sure you write it some where (keep it in a secure n locked location), otherwise you may forget it.



BGM


Some more points
Choosing Passwords

* Passwords must contain at least six characters.
* The password must contain a a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, and at least one number.
* Passwords may not contain the username, first name or last name.
* Passwords should not include well known names or identification numbers.
* Birthdays or Social Security numbers must not be used.
* Passwords may not include common words from an English dictionary or foreign-language dictionary.
* Passwords may not contain commonly used proper names, including the name of any fictional character or place.
* When a password is reset, it must not duplicate the previous password.
* Passwords are case sensitive, so "password" is not the same as "PASSWORD".


Akil


Re: FAQ: How to create a Strong Password?
BGM wrote:
Password Cracking has become very common these days,
So its upto us to use a strong password.

Examples of weak passwords include,
* blank (none)
* the word "password", "passcode", "admin" and their derivates
* the user's name or <a href="modules.php?name=Your_Account"><b>Sign In</b></a> name
* the name of their significant other or another relative
* their birthplace or date of birth
* a pet's name
* automobile licence plate number
* a simple modification of one of the preceding, such as suffixing a digit or reversing the order of the letters.
* a row of letters from a standard keyboard layout (eg, the qwerty keyboard -- qwerty itself, asdf, or qwertyuiop)


One more example of weak password is any word that is available in a language dictionary!


Akil


One strong password is:
Using logical sequence of letters and numbers.

For example you could modify your name itself...
Let me demonstrate using "name"

N123a456M890e

All I did was simple logical one. I used NaMe with numbers in sequence. You could vary it as Na<number sequence>Me or any combi thereof. You are less likely to forget any such logical password.!

Or you can combine your phone number with name or....

well the ideas are countless.

The most secure password is a password that is often changed. This applies to most secure transactions/accounts online/in real life!!!


sudeep1983
Aim AIIMS

good advice
thanks


kanky
Aim IAS and Civil Services

nice tips...so what is your password?icon_smile.gif


BGM


Bumping this old thread up.

You can also use "Last Pass Password Manager" extension for Firefox
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Its free and trusted; with ~ 14,00,000 users around the globe.


BGM


I think that most of the guys use the names of ex-gfs or female friends as passwords. icon_smile.gif


deepu84in


BGM wrote:
I think that most of the guys use the names of ex-gfs or female friends as passwords. icon_smile.gif

great 1 biggie sir...
U said it accurately... Most of us follow this... Atleast most i kno... Bt in a different format...
E.g. Inserting some adjectives wth gf/bf's name...
icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif


amborishnath
Aim MCh

kkkkkk


amborishnath
Aim MCh

amborishnath wrote:
kkkkkk
dont use passwords like these


zaxeeno
Aim MCh

Take ur password to gym daily.. feed it protein suppliment.. it'll become strong eventually icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif


drpiyush
Aim USMLE Step 1

how can i change my password...m a new user


drpiyush
Aim USMLE Step 1

hiiii


drpiyush
Aim USMLE Step 1

hiii...anydy there


drpiyush
Aim USMLE Step 1

u all rnice


sarthaknepal1


by using numbers along wid alphabets


amrit9026
Aim AIPGE 2013

a strong password is at lest 8 character ;png and hv at leat 1 upper case 1 lower case 1 spcl character and one number


abcdnitin
Aim NEET-PG

you can use passwordmeter dot com

to check the strenght of your password


shyamalanedunuri
Aim DNB Part 1

thanks for good advice


Weiss
Aim NAC OSCE (Canada)

If you are mac-addicted (like I am) you might consider 1Password. It has everything you need: password generator and multiplatform clients with synchronization over DropBox or iCloud. I found that it's the most convenient way to manage all my passwords.


bhas
Aim Other

nice tips..thank u


yogeshkolamkar
Aim AIIMS May 2011

use all the alphabets of ur keypad.. means use both capital n small letters, no, n smileys


sagarchahar105
Aim NEET-PG

Strong password
For creating strong password definitely use a numeric ,an extra character
And it should be atleast 7 letters
Example- murali_1906205


CanQe
Aim MCCQE 2

Atleast 7 characters long consisting of letters (upper and lower case), numbers and special characters (e.g [email protected]$%*&^)


cow
Aim NEET PG

give numeric and alpha numeric values along with alphabets


cow
Aim NEET PG

give numeric and alpha numeric values along with alphabets


bharadwajponnada
Aim NEET-SS

use a combination of alphabets,numbers and special characters


drkiranmalvadkar
Aim Other

encryption


Akanksha9479
Aim NEET PG

yup


Akanksha9479
Aim NEET PG

yup


Akanksha9479
Aim NEET PG

yup


Gyanibuddha
Aim MRCP Part 2

Always write it in a paper for back up and keep it in a safe place like in locker of Almirah or u can write it in ur phone like Blackberry password vault...by the way thanx everyone for those valuable informations...
Regards Buddha


nextgenapollo
Aim MCh

easy tip.

middle 4 digits of ur mobile number + middle 2 digits of ur landline number + ur favorite computer software + favoryt english song + ur year of birth.


Nobody can every crack it and u cant forget it either icon_wink.gif


anupam_4202000
Aim NEET PG 2012

nice


alamir113


nice topice thanks our gyes for this great information


drronbajpai
Aim AIIMS

try to use both numbers & alphabets in your password


drronbajpai
Aim AIIMS

never use your name or birth date as password


drronbajpai
Aim AIIMS

make your password at least 8 letters long

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