What password-length do you use on most websites?

Discussion in 'polls' started by wantsprotection, Jun 23, 2007.

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What password-length do you use on most websites?

  1. 5 or fewer characters

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  2. 6 characters

    14 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. 7 characters

    14 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. 8 characters

    32 vote(s)
    26.9%
  5. 9 characters

    11 vote(s)
    9.2%
  6. 10 characters

    13 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. 11 characters

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  8. 12 characters

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  9. 13 characters

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  10. 14 characters

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  11. 15 or more characters

    13 vote(s)
    10.9%
  12. As many characters as each site allows.

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. wantsprotection

    wantsprotection Registered Member

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    What password-length do you use on most websites? I turned off public polling, so your answer can't be used against you by hackers.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Password: usually 4-8 characters or so. Voted 6.
    Regarding 'hackers', again, the same answer that I used in your bank poll.
    It's like saying Swiss accounts have 14 digits in them. So?

    Mrk
     
  3. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I think I have 11. I let Roboform create the passwords. I have no idea what passwords I have on different sites (Well, I could look in roboform but would never remember them anyway)

    There are one or two sites that I use outside of my computer (so I need to remember the pw) and they are 9 characters.
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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  5. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    May also want to check out SuperGenPass. It's also portable.
     
  6. Cerxes

    Cerxes Registered Member

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    @InfinityAz: Since SuperGenPass is scriptbased, isn´t there a risk that this script could be exploited and then pick up your masterpassword to collect the rest of your passwords? I´m just wonder since the password result is the same every time based on your masterpassword and the url of the site.

    /Cerxes.
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have nine passwords I use on different sites. All are seven characters long or longer. They are not written down anywhere I just memorize them. So far no one has hacked into my mind to get them:D :thumb:
     
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  8. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Most often eight, but sometimes six or seven.
     
  9. Carver

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    I use Keepass's Password safe's Random password generator and 15 characters.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Let's see:
    a11Y0urbAs3Ar3B3l0ngT0Us - that's 24 characters :)
    Mrk
     
  11. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    Hehe. Mind-hacking...now THATs good stuff, who cares about stupid forums accounts (which are free?). Yeah, Mind hacker...I'm gonna do that. Get into someone's mind, steal secrets, mess up their lives ( I think they're called women?)

    Right-o. I use 1 nick and 1 pw for all forums. The pw is the name of my right big toe. Hack away.
    -aLl.Y0uI2.l3A$3.Ar3-B3L0Ng-2.U$-
     
  12. Kerodo

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    Usually 8 chars here for most sites.. seems like enough...
     
  13. MusicAddict911

    MusicAddict911 Registered Member

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    Over 8 characters
     
  14. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I checked 7. I usually do between 5 and 7. The most I have used is about 11. I try to use longer ones for sites where I want it to be harder for one to guess. I have no idea why I feel that way because I feel password length is less important then mixture of numbers and letters and keep it difficult - no dictionary words. I am requried to take a pc security course yearly. Picking a good secure password has been covered heavily.
     
  15. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    Let's see .... I've got friend who like's g o o d f o o d. :D But then, he's lucky IE has a shortcut on the desktop. :D

    GF
     
  16. ASpace

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    On every site or "computer place" I have put different passwords - some are 9 , some are 11 , but most are 10 , so I voted 10 :p
     
  17. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I use 6 characters for things like forums, and general web site logins. I 'm not too concerned if someone cracks my password to my catalog website. If they want to buy my something all they have to do is ask. The banks want 8 characters for some reason. I would prefer 12 but they won't have it. But generally I will have "Password Safe" create an 8 character password at random for me.
     
  18. norman6810

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    at least 8 characters.
     
  19. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    I voted 6 then stopped and counted. oooops....should have been 8. :ouch: It is alpha-numeric so it can not be cracked using a dictionary search. As mentioned my password and user name are the same for the forums I belong to. However I get very serious :cautious: with log-ins when it comes to my bank and bill paying sites. :cool:
     
  20. Carver

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    Mine is min 12 and goes to 64 and I use a password Manager thats encrypted. :)
     
  21. jpcummins

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    Password length varies but mostly 7 characters.
     
  22. jrmhng

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    For less important sites I use around 10. For important I use more than 15.
     
  23. herbalist

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    On sites such as forums and webmail accounts where there's no real personal data to protect, my passwords vary from 7 to 16 characters, average about 10.
    Rick
     
  24. dNor

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    Varying between 11 and 15, usually around 13.
     
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