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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:06 PM

Millions of people are still dogged by identity theft each year. What to do -
From PC World.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2328499,00.asp

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:20 PM

Good stuff there.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:28 PM

Good article and thanks for sharing it, rowal.

..."and the consensus is that local police departments around the country routinely ignore or mishandle identity theft" - wow, that sentence really made me think! Wonder if it's because there aren't enough 'teeth' in the laws to make it worth their time.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:03 AM

Good one there, Identity theft is so rampant nowadays that organizations have no other way but to take concrete measures to address this problem.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:34 AM

Great Link Rowal...

One can never be too careful.

Question...Can you have a space in your password?

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#6 rowal5555

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:54 PM

Question...Can you have a space in your password?

Don't take this as absolute gospel, but am pretty sure you can have whatever you like in a password. The more oddball characters, the stronger it will be.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:09 PM

Many sites/prrograms do not accept a space in a valid password.


Read a bit more here about random generated passwords for your protection.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:38 AM

Thanks Rowal & Koan Yorel for your inputs... :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:37 PM

The best advise I give to my friends who I have noticed have really weak or guessable passwords. It's pretty sad when I can guess my best friend's password without knowing a lot about him. Anyways I always recommend

involve

a mix between capital and lower case letters
include numbers
special characters when allowed
and don't use words than can be found in the dictionary.

examples:
g1.7Pn;
1f89.Ha!

for some reason I have noticed with most bank websites that they don't allow you to have the password start with numbers.




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