passwords

Sep. 17th, 2013 01:49 pm
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 My business bank have asked me to set up a new password.  It must be all numbers and ten digits long and I quote "it must be memorable"

Right...

Apart from pi, and your mobile number, both of which are bloody obvious to any hacker, how many 'memorable' ten digit numbers do you know?

I can do memorable letter sequences, but my brain isn't oriented to remember numbers.
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If a password with two symbols, a mixture of upper and lower case letters and three numerals isn't strong enough for Paypal, then what the **** is? 

I'm trying to set up a new Paypal account and all my password suggestions are being rejected, apart from one it decided was strong, and then rejected a page later for having an accent (which it didn't).

I've given up for now.  This is hitting the RSI too badly.
watervole: (Eeek!)
This sums up my feelings on passwords beautifully.
watervole: (Bah)
I cannot now buy a train ticket online without having to register my debit card with a new validation scheme from Visa.  Of course, allowing me to use my pin number as the password would be too rational and easy.

It has to be a mixed alphanumberic string at least six characters long.

And I had a letter in the post today from Alliance and Leicester business banking (whose online system is so secure that I get logged out every other time I use it because I've typed in a password character incorrectly while trying to recall if 7 is the 6th digit or the 7th one of my magic number)  THey're going to be adding an extra level of security.   Extra?  I already have to put in a company ID, a log on ID, and not one, but two, long complicated passwords.

Aaargh!

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