[Homeroast] Email security ideas

Christopher Navarro cnavarro2 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 13:34:43 CDT 2010


As for completely random passwords, that's not possible either.  Nor is
gibberish impossible to guess.  :)   Security by obscurity just doesn't
work, no matter how obscure.

-Chris

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

>
> On Mar 23, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Christopher Navarro wrote:
>
> > Another issue is passwords that can be easily guessed so you might want
> to
> > use a password manager such as:  http://keepass.info/ for windows or
> > http://www.keepassx.org/ for other desktop platforms, both are free.
> >
> > You can read more, also at lifehacker, here:
> > http://lifehacker.com/5042616/five-best-password-managers
> >
> > You can use password managers to generate difficult to guess passwords
> and
> > store hard to guess password security questions, as suggested by Ryan.
>
> I really like Password Wallet. I've been using it for many years - I have
> unique completely random passwords for just about every site. I use
> primarily the Macintosh version.
> http://www.selznick.com/products/passwordwallet/index.htm
>
> And as for password security questions, hard to guess is not unguessable. I
> usually make 'em gibberish. Most security questions are much weaker than my
> passwords.
> -
> allon
>
>
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