When you change your Password

  wee eddie 10:40 17 Nov 14
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Does the Website remember your old Password/s?

If such is the case, could a Hacker then gain a list of all your previous Passwords.

Paranoia Rules ~ OK!

  Batch 11:39 17 Nov 14

The only valid reason for remembering old passwords is to stop you using them again (and some sites / systems do do this for a number of iterations), so why would it matter that a hacker gets access to them.

And of course, one never uses the same password on different sites, does one? ;-)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:53 17 Nov 14

Does the Website remember your Password/s?

Hope so because I can't and its getting worse the older I get.

;0)

  Forum Editor 12:53 17 Nov 14

I can't imagine why a hacker would want to delve into the PCA forum members' password database when there are about a million much juicier databases out there.

  wee eddie 00:37 18 Nov 14

Actually, I was not particularly thinking of this Site, although it's probably as representative as any.

It was as a result of a conversation that I had had earlier in the week about changing Passwords and realised that it was relevant to me as well.

It was said, and confirmed by most of the group, that each of us had a collection of Passwords, with associated Cryptic Clues, that we switched round and about. Some of these combinations had been in use for years.

Now it occurred to me that, should a determined Hacker have access to your old Passwords, then he might easily then have the Cryptic Clue and thereby Password for another Site

  BRYNIT 02:00 18 Nov 14

Now it occurred to me that, should a determined Hacker have access to your old Passwords, then he might easily then have the Cryptic Clue and thereby Password for another Site

Unless the hacker knew you personally and knew which sites you went on this information would be useless.

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