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Changing Passwords Every so Often?

Discussion in 'Virus, Spyware and Malware Removal Help' started by napy666, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Is it true to avoid getting your computers hacked into, you need to change your password for your various accounts, every so often?
     
  2. Crush

    Crush I am admin, ruler of my domain Administrator iHF Master Craftsman

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    A password is like a toothbrush - don't let others use yours and get a new one every six months.

    Password Managers like KeePass and LastPass make that much easier generating "random" passwords for you of varying configurable complexity.

    Another level I would recommend, is for accounts that allow it, use two factor authentication via your cell phone
     
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  3. Arctos

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    I use KeePass on both Windows and Android phone and tablet I have.

    Previous to this I used Password Corral, which was very good but it has not been updated for years...
     
  4. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Are those password sites really worth using? What if you forget your password since it's mixed up at random.
     
  5. Lord Chance

    Lord Chance iHelpForum Jester & Door Greeter iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    KeePass is a stand alone program that manages your passwords and encrypts your login data so it is safe. You enter your login username and password then KeePass save it to a database. It keeps you from having to write down and remember login details.

    KeePass

    LastPass goes a step further and saves your login details to the cloud.

    LastPass

    I prefer KeePass and find it worth the small effort to setup.

    KeePass Screen Shots
     
  6. Arctos

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    With KeePass you can export your passwords / database and save it somewhere safe, when you want a password to get into your account at a website just open KP and copy the passord, then paste it into the website.
     
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  7. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Oh I see.
     
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