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Secure Passwords


morddwyd

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I tried to buy a Kindle book earlier this morning.

In a procedure that was new to me I was redirected from Amazon to a third party site where I had to open an account.

Tried three different passwords, all rejected as not being secure enough.

The format and mix I use is acceptable to three banks and two credit cards, with different digits, obviously, without demur, but not to an on-line bookseller.

Couldn’t be bothered with their convolutions and machinations so knocked it on the head.

They have lost a sale, and I can’t get my book. However, plenty of books around, not sure if it’s that easy to attract new customers though!

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morddwyd

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When I worked in a secure area I had six x eight digit safe combinations to remember, and I had to change them every three months.

Two of the safes had to be accessed with senior security staff looking on, so there was no question of an aide memoire.

I used a system whereby each eight figure combination was itself multiplied/divided by another figure familiar only to me and one other person, who lived on a different continent!

The resultant figures, all six of them, I did openly write down.

This used to cause apoplexy among the security people, but I used to put my figures on a piece of paper, leave them all day and challenge them to work out the combination.

Since these people were trained counter-intelligence staff they could go right back to the date of my great grandfather's marriage, but they never managed to crack my code!

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proudfoot

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Some are brilliant and then there are the rest of us.

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rdave13

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wee eddie had to read your post a couple of times, 'I use my old Car Numbers alongside the name of an associated girlfriend, its colour or make.' ;)

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