55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?:
    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/04/23/users-same-password-most-websites/
     
  2. twl845

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    I use the same password on sites like this one. there's no info given out or received. Anything else, gets it's own 12 character password.
     
  3. Wroll

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    I have 77 different emails & 77 different passwords for 77 websites all over the web. Why I do this? Because there's always a noob who keeps my passwords in plain text or doesn't protect my details as it should.
     
  4. SweX

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    77 different email addresses? :D
     
  5. Wroll

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    Yep. When I bought my domain it also came with unlimited number of aliases for email. Every time I subscribe to a website I create an alias. This way if I see spam in my inbox I know where it comes.
     
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    I'm not in that 55%, a different password for every account I have.
     
  7. Trooper

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    What do you guys use to manage and/or create so many different passwords?

    Thanks.
     
  8. er34

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    KeePass - freeware opersource small program - this is what I use at home and at work - I manage literally hundres of password on daily bases and they are all different - impossible to learn them all.

    All users I ask about this reply the same - they can barely remember 1 password and that is the reason they use the same pass on all placed - which is totally wrong.
     
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    Are these stand alone programs that do not access the internet?
     
  11. Creer

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    Another vote for KeePass.
    Trooper, KeePass doesn't need Internet connection. Moreover you can also block keepass.exe in your firewall to be sure that it doesn't call behind your back.
     
  12. chrisretusn

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    I have a good memory.

    Now were did I put those darn car keys....
     
  13. aztony

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    I use Dashlane. A very impressive free app. There is also a pay for premium version.
     
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  14. SirDrexl

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    KeePass itself doesn't access the internet for its main functions. However, it can check for updates like many other applications, and there are some plugins that can do things like download favicons. I also use a browser plugin to get passwords from KeePass to fill in forms.
     
  15. Noob

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    I have similar passwords for my non important accounts. (I used to register on tons of forums)
    But all of my important accounts have totally different passwords that are so long and complex that even i have a hard time typing them. :D
     
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