Bad Idea!!! – Lyrics, Quotes & Phrases as PASSWORDS

Passwords are not everyone’s most favorite thing in the world, unless you’re odd like me, and this unfavorableness leads people to come up with clever ways to make passwords. One of the clever ways people come up with passwords is to use song lyrics, quotes from books, and common phrases. In this post, I want …

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Password Vs. Passphrase – When & What To Use?

When it comes to secrets, the most popular version, and used most often online, are passwords. As people dig deeper into internet and computer security, they also learn about passphrases. You tend to see people learn about passphrases when they start using a password manager and need to make a master password or see them …

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Are A Mix Of Non-English Passwords More Secure?

One creative solution that I see many people have about passwords and passphrases is to use non-English words and characters. The thinking is that mixing English words and characters with other languages will make the password harder to crack, and thus it’s more secure. But is this true? When you boil it down to the …

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How To Manage Passwords With ADHD

If you suffer from ADHD, then you know all too well that keeping track of passwords is a pain. You’re always forgetting your passwords, where you put them, and what crazy rule some website had. It’s very frustrating but there is a simple and easy solution for you. If you suffer from ADHD and have …

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The Difference Between Password vs. Encryption Protection

There is a huge difference between something being password protected versus something being protected by encryption. Just because something is protected by a password does not mean it’s secure. It also does not imply a password-protected item is better than something protected by encryption. While a password is often used in encryption, the meanings of …

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The Reason Passwords Appear As Dots On Text Fields

I’ve often confused by the idea behind password fields displaying dots instead of the actual characters when typing them in. This design choice seems to contradict user-friendliness, as they can’t see the results of their keystrokes, potentially leading to errors in password entry. Although some websites use a second field to verify passwords, this doesn’t …

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