c++ wrote: ⤴
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:36 pm
someone hacked me ? well ... that's MY problem !
I feel a bit the same. Problem is, we are generally told:
1. Use long password not based on words, with mixed upper lower case, numbers and symbols
2. Use different passwords
3. Change passwords regularly
4. Don't write passwords down
If we were to follow these guidelines we'd need impressive photographic memories. I have about 30 different logins. If I change every month, that's memorising 360 non sensical (ie not words) passwords a year, flawlessly. Ridiculous.
And password managers are great, but they have two major problems (i) you forget your password more easily, esp over long period (ii) you have to be working on same computer.. I reinstall when new version available, which means I need to know my passwords!
Practically, the advice of having 3 passwords of different levels can make things easier:
1. Very secure passwords eg for banking. These should be complex and ideally not repeated.
2. Moderately secure: emails, login.
3. Websites etc that you don't care if you're hacked (same rubbish password)
I guess for the forum, it's more hassle for the forum than for you if you are hacked. You shouldn't have anything personal, but they could post obscene stuff under your name.
Anecdotally.. I had an Instagram account which I never used.. until my friends started liking my photos (I had no fotos).. turns out I had been hacked and the photos my friends were liking were of women in lingerie. I was like.. surely my friends know I'm a guy and not a woman??!
Anyway, in my view, we really must hurry up incorporating finger print or retina recognition into systems instead of these millions of stupid, slow, forgettable and unsafe passwords. We have the technology.