Do they REALLY expect me to buy this crap???

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  1. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

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    My pass word is godzilla3 .If I forget it I can come on here and retrieve it .Nice to know its secure like my1234 pin number.
     
  2. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

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    No one wants to look like an idiot, so they make up a story... not realizing that the story makes them look like a bigger idiot...
     
  3. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I don't give a crap about the password on my computer if I forget it and can't get back in, I promise you before I call a guy who will run around all over town griping about fixing my computer after I've paid him to so I'd just buy another one. The thing I'd REALLY like to remember is where in the hell I put that envelope with the 500 bucks I got from selling an amp well over a year ago. If someone told me where that was I wouldn't care if they griped about it!
     
  4. gandsfjord

    gandsfjord Tele-Meister

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    I have a good one about password changes.
    A friend of mine was working as the system administrator for quite a large company around here.
    When the day came to change the sysadmin password (which is the password you need to fix all the other stuff that go wrong for users, install new machines etc), the guy looks out the window and sees a Polish ship anchored at the nearby harbour. The name of the ship was completely incomprehensible to him, and he thought 'that'd make a good sysadmin password, just insert a couple of numbers in the middle and at the end'.
    So he did just that.

    Then he went to lunch.

    When he came back, the ship had sailed.
    Before he had managed to memorize the name of course.

    After the initial panic, a call to the harbourmaster saved the day.
     
  5. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Why do I have to keep changing passwords? I get the security issue but why can't I reuse any of my 20 previous passwords and the required password format is only a medium strength password anyway. With all the programs and logons that I have to use at work I have around 30 passwords to "remember" and I try to keep some of them the same but then the change rotation screws that up.
     
  6. Starshine

    Starshine Tele-Afflicted

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    Look at it from the user's point of view. We all have 1-2 dozen passwords we use in all walks of life. They're all supposed to be 8-20 characters with capitals, punctuation and special characters. We're not supposed to use anything that is personally significant to us as a password or use the same password for different logins. Oh yeah, and we're supposed to change each password every month or two. And of course you're a fool if you write them all down. IT departments are asking us to do the impossible in remembering all this stuff.
     
  7. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Sort of like Butterball having a phone line to tell people not to leave the bag of turkey parts in the turkey. Sells more repeat turkey if you have that help available. Its a help desk and there isn't a sign that says no stupid people please.
     
  8. bblumentritt

    bblumentritt Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

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    Among other things, I'm a computer guy. It's good work and provides good pay and benefits.

    1. A few years back, when I was Senior Internal Support Specialist, we have one lady who was absolutely clueless about computers. She would call for help, and if you told her to drag an icon to the desktop, she wouldn't know what you meant. Same thing about right-clicking and dragging. I mean totally clueless. This woman was Emergency Department Nurse of the Year in her home state. She had other skills in abundance that I don't have. Who am I to knock her computer skills. I took care of her computer.

      People who lack computer skills often have other skills that I don't have.
    2. When some people forget their password and ask me to reset it, what I change it to depends upon the use. My default is "changeme" or some derivative. If I know the guy, I might set his new password to "IamaDork" or "goatlover" or something, to impress upon him the need to change and remember his password. Some password resets are not suitable for this forum.
    3. Having to change your password periodically (30 days, 60 days, etc.) has been proven to result in less secure passwords. There are plenty of Internet resources on how to create a very secure password that's easy to remember.
    4. I often use a password vault to store complicated passwords. I don't even know the passwords to my financial sites, but I know where to find them. I don't type them into the web pages, nor do I allow my browser to remember them.
     
  9. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

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    Please say it ain't so , Sadie .
    I always get a laugh when people are clearly seeing the world through their own prism and have no idea of how obvious it is to everyone else .
    Life goes on even without a computer .
    Since so many dumb people have smart phones , I think it would make sense to have passwords for the phone stored on your computer and vice versa .
     
  10. sonserve

    sonserve Friend of Leo's

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    I have had a love hate relationship with every computer or mobile device I have ever encountered.
    I use a phrase like Tele or the initials of my company @ an address then advance the numbers by one each time I have to change it.
    It's nice we have this place to rant and vent...
     
  11. Jackson Jackson

    Jackson Jackson Friend of Leo's

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    Error exists between chair and keyboard.
     
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    So what are you really trying to say:rolleyes:
     
  13. Brad Pittiful

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    well one way to inhibit the password problem...when you pic a password...dont insist on having to pick a new one in three months

    like i said...most people really dont care about certain aspects of the computer...they cant be bothered...they have a go to password and use it on most things...but when you need to come up with a new one they cant keep track
     
  14. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I don't even know any phone numbers besides my own anymore. I have 3 passwords I need for work, no idea how many for other things. I don't even remember my password for this place. I try and use the same ones for as many things a possible.
     
  15. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    yeah i know my phone number but not anyone elses...bring up their name and push a button to dial them
     
  16. rwsand

    rwsand Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't lie but I still get crapped on by support people. Especially ones who think its my job to beta test their insufficiency built software.

    Ok now I'm done!

    Sent from my iPhone using TDPRI
     
  17. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    For those that have tons and can't remember them, get KeePass. It is open source and works. http://keepass.info/

     
  18. getbent

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    painfully true.
     
  19. 13ontheB

    13ontheB Tele-Afflicted

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    My password is INCORRECT. If I type it in wrong, the computer tells me "YOUR PASSWORD IS INCORRECT" :D
     
  20. Brad Pittiful

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