I'm Tired of this Password Thing

By on September 14, 2013 7:23:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DrJBHL

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I hate passwords which expire. This is why.

 

Sorry your password has expired- you must register a new one.
 
Did anyone discover that password and hack my computer?
 
No, but your password has expired- you must get a new one.
 
Why do I need a new one since that one seems to be working pretty well?
 
Well, you must get a new one as they automatically expire every 30 days.
 
Can I use the old one and just re-register it?
 
No, you must get a new one.
 
I don't want a new one since that is one more thing for me to remember.
 
Sorry, you must get a new one.
 
OK, roses.
 
Sorry you must use more letters.
 
OK, pretty roses

No good, you must use at least one numerical space.
  
OK, 1 pretty rose
 
Sorry, you cannot use blank spaces.
 
OK, 1prettyrose
 
Sorry, you must use additional spaces.
 
OK, 1fuckingprettyrose
 
Sorry, you must use at least one capital letter.
 
OK, 1FUCKINGprettyrose
 
Sorry, you cannot use more than one capital letter in a row.
 
OK, 1Fuckingprettyrose
 
Sorry, you cannot use that password as you must use additional letters.
 
OK,  1FUCKINGprettyroseshovedupyourassifyoudon'tgivemeaccessrightfuckingnow
 
Sorry, you cannot use that password as it is already being used

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September 14, 2013 7:44:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sounds like one of the password protected places I use and you have to change it every 60 days!

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September 14, 2013 8:31:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

hahahaha

sorry for your frustration, but good laughs

 

thank you, needed that

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September 14, 2013 8:42:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doc, that was funny as hell! I didn't know you did stand up.

 

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September 14, 2013 9:46:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry Doc.I am laughing so hard because i just went through that last night.I see i have good company

I finally said F it,will try again when i calm down. 

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September 14, 2013 9:56:13 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The military is like that, with worse requirements.  Leads to folks either writing it down, or forgetting it and using a reset every time.

 

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September 14, 2013 9:58:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Know exactly Howe you feel. Have to keep track of 8 passwords at the office and they all have different password expiry durations. Frustrating is an understatement. With two of them, I just have help desk reset my password for me when I requiraces chess. They complain to me...and I complain right back. Since the work needs to get done, they have to give me a password or they are impeding progress. It's fun...

 

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September 14, 2013 10:47:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The head of the software department for which I worked once required all software engineers to change our passwords. If we did not, she would forcibly change our password to "somethinglongandobnoxious".

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September 14, 2013 11:21:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow! And I have trouble with just my one. Not happenin'. lol

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September 15, 2013 2:21:10 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Well it is either Jd3jdn204$03kcmJDjdi2,zld or you use your thumbprint?

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September 15, 2013 2:45:46 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

My favourite is the weekly "we disabled your account because someone from china tried to guess your password" e-mail from paypal or google.

 

I'ma just throw this out there, but wouldn't it make more sense to change my account name instead?

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September 15, 2013 3:58:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

sounds like my hotmail account.Try to log in too many times in an hour and get locked out.Then, go to hotmail site,log in, never works, reset password, never works,have them send a text to phone with a code, get code, log in, reset password, go to mail.spend an hour waiting for pages to load. No sweat.

 

Thanks for the laugh Doc.

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September 15, 2013 4:29:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

haha good one... i came this far that i use a excel sheet on a portable usb drive for my passwords 
that Excel sheet has notes how a password has to look like like you described 8 letters one numeric and capital included no spaces and no extra signs like "*|#whatever 
I have about four sites i visit where the password needs to be changed every 2 weeks... This can be very annoying, but it also does make you feel protected... i know a single site that does all the above but uses an authentificator aswell.The changing process isnt that bad what i hate is sitting and waiting for the email to arrive in your mailbox. This sometimes takes ages for whatever reason.

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September 15, 2013 8:34:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Doc, that was funny as hell! I didn't know you did stand up.

 

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September 15, 2013 8:56:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Doc, that was funny as hell! I didn't know you did stand up.

You didn't?

...

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September 15, 2013 9:11:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,


Quoting RedneckDude, reply 3Doc, that was funny as hell! I didn't know you did stand up.

You didn't?

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For shame! 

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September 15, 2013 11:24:51 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Personally I think it's better for a human to remember an obnoxiously long password rather than change to a short but easily-crunchable one every couple of weeks.  After months of use, it is much easier to recall.

On the down side if anyone is listening to my thoughts then I'm like a goddamn password broadcaster.

 

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September 15, 2013 11:33:50 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Okay, I laughed.

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September 15, 2013 1:03:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

    It's funny now,  it wasn't so for the two plus years I dealt with it on am IL State run website.

Good one, Doc.

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September 15, 2013 2:29:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,

sounds like my hotmail account.Try to log in too many times in an hour and get locked out.Then, go to hotmail site,log in, never works, reset password, never works,have them send a text to phone with a code, get code, log in, reset password, go to mail.spend an hour waiting for pages to load. No sweat.

 

Thanks for the laugh Doc.

Lol i get the same thing from my msn account.The reset never lasts long i just did a new one last week ,they will be asking me to change it again soon. i am running out of ideas

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September 16, 2013 8:44:15 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well there are online options like LastPass (which admittedly have had some problems which I think have been fixed up), and a home program called KeePass where you store your passwords on your home computer in a (somewhat) encrypted form.  I know that LastPass uses a master password, I think KeePass uses one too.

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September 16, 2013 9:12:22 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I work on websites and sometimes I have to write such login checks... imo it's pretty stupid and those conditions make passwords less secure (because any condition means there is less randomness).

For instance, take the condition that there should be two numbers in a password ... that doesn't increase security, not at all.

Or take the condition that there should be at least two #%&! special characters in a password ... that doesn't increase security either.

 

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September 16, 2013 9:23:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 16, 2013 9:27:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting GeomanNL,
For instance, take the condition that there should be two numbers in a password ... that doesn't increase security, not at all.

Or take the condition that there should be at least two #%&! special characters in a password ... that doesn't increase security either.

Only in an alternate universe to ours...

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September 16, 2013 10:28:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

the only Security changing seems to help is IT job security.

 

At work you get a popup two weeks before you have to change your password asking if you want to change it now.

Then, every day or every re-start of your computer, it asks if you want to change it now!

Makes me want to change it with a hammer!

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September 16, 2013 11:33:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Find the dude at the other end and do this...

Take said hammer in hand...raise high overhead and with judicious aplomb.......BLAM! All done. 

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