Category Archives: Passwords

Password Length Options

Here’s an interesting article on Github about the most common length for passwords. Eight characters is the most common length. Here are some of their recommendations. 8 characters is the most common length. They recommend a length of 12 or … Continue reading

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Finding Saved Passwords

I’m helping a friend who doesn’t know his password to a site, but miraculously is able to login to the site at any time. The answer to this conundrum is that his browser is logging him into the site every … Continue reading

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Recovering Old Passwords

I’m in the process of helping a friend move to a new computer and I asked him if he knew his email password or any of his other account passwords. He answered, “I don’t think I have a password.” I … Continue reading

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Forgotten Passwords

I’ve got a friend who has forgotten her password to an account and I was searching for ways to help her out. Here are a few ways I found to change those ******* into the actual password. 1. Select the … Continue reading

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Ebay Passwords – Not So Easy to Change

I just got off with the phone with Ebay trying to change my password. Finally after about 15 minutes we got it to work. Here are the problems and the solution we came up with. 1. Ebay doesn’t allow you … Continue reading

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LastPass Tutorial

LastPass is the program I use and recommend for people to handle their passwords.  It’s a bit complicated, but worth the effort once you get it set up. Here’s the link for the User Manual – 224 pages. Leo LaPorte … Continue reading

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Which Password is Better?

Ay5xhQxV!D or hfybnzfylawcxfyj Steve Gibson was talking in the latest Security Now episode – #442 about his latest project and how he was trying to get around the problem of entering secure passwords on phones and tablets which have very small … Continue reading

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