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Lt. Commander
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HOW TO MAKE A STAR TREK LIKE SECURE PASSWORD

Make sure your STO account isn't hacked. Make a Strong password.

In star trek first contact Captain Picard activates the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE 1701 E Autodestruct.
youtu.be/IvTfbQRnA8s

PICARD47ALPHATANGO
WORF37GAMMAECHO
CRUSHER22BETACHARLIE


Janeway sets selfdestruct for U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656
youtu.be/qNTHnPbVtsw

JANEWAYPi110

Use a format like this Expample:

( Last name ) ( The 3 numbers of the middle of your social security number ) ( Greek alphabet ) ( Greek alphabet )

Don't have the last two the same. like Alpha, Alpha. Mix them. Put Upper & Lower Case letters in the password. Test our your password at the website below.

Test your new Password out.
www.passwordmeter.com/

Entire List of Greek Alphabet
www.physlink.com/reference/greekalphabet.cfm
Lt. Commander
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# 2
02-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Hmmm maybe I should change my: 12345678 password?
I'm just messing, my actual password is much more secure than that
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# 3
02-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Xenor-Nyiad View Post
Hmmm maybe I should change my: 12345678 password?
I'm just messing, my actual password is much more secure than that
Yes, you should add a 9 to the end. Nobody expects that.
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# 4
02-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Hmm mine was very strong
interesting. I am tempted to use this idea seeing that my current password is only 95%
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# 5
02-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Holy ****! That's the same code I use on my luggage!
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# 6
02-16-2012, 11:19 AM
I much prefer the Garibaldi password from Babylon 5.

Garibaldi "Reset Command Code Password, this is Chief of Security Michael Garibaldi. Password: Peekaboo"

IvanovaLooking at Garibaldi) "Peekaboo?"

Garibaldi (to Ivanova) "Would you have guessed it?"
Lt. Commander
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# 7
02-16-2012, 11:20 AM
I tried this, but when I typed "000destruct0", my computer exploded.
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# 8
02-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by OOP View Post
Test your new Password out.
www.passwordmeter.com/
Transmitting my password to a site to see how strong it is makes my eye twitch.

This is the most intelligent thing I've ever seen about modern passwords.
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# 9
02-16-2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by hort_wort View Post
Transmitting my password to a site to see how strong it is makes my eye twitch.

This is the most intelligent thing I've ever seen about modern passwords.
haha, nice.
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# 10
02-16-2012, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by hort_wort View Post
Transmitting my password to a site to see how strong it is makes my eye twitch.

This is the most intelligent thing I've ever seen about modern passwords.
There's some good counters to this, though. A common variation on a dictionary attack will get the second in about 9 days (still longer than brute forcing the complex password), but will never solve the first. Tables specifically designed for multiple dictionary words can get that down to a few hours, or even down to minutes if you can narrow the word list (say, 7 letter maximum and common nouns only - which would crack the xkcd example but fail against many others), provided of course you're reasonably certain when you start that this type of password is in use.


The real problem, though, is that actually breaking passwords is very, very rare. On the order of single digit percents of actual security breaches. Even a password that can be cracked in a matter of seconds is unlikely to be broken before password policies automatically lock the account out entirely.

The vast majority of consumer-level security breaches are captured passwords - keyloggers and phishing scams have been the primary means of stealing bank accounts since the Windows 95 days, and they've exploded into the MMO world to the point that gold farmers almost never actually farm gold, but harvest it from accounts they took by simply capturing passwords.

A 680 character password that requires a second keyboard and special control codes to input might as well be "aaaaaa" if a keylogger is involved.
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