The most common passwords of 2021 are outright embarrassing

polord

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Liar:
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Maybe without the .
 

Plutoisaplanet

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Since I am captain security, my shortest password contains 12 characters and the longest 35. All a mixture of lowercase, uppercase, numbers and symbols. I am really paranoid and the exact opposite to the average mor0n.
Hey man, this isn’t a dating site.
Microsoft accounts (Live, Outlook, Hotmail, etc) have a maximum limit of 16 characters only. Thus, even though the login box of Windows 10 allows 127 characters, you are forced to use a password of maximum of 16 characters. Yahoo and Google are better in this case that allows 32 and 200 characters respectively.
You might want to check your information there. My online Microsoft account password is 28 characters long and I’ve been changing it regularly while using that length for years.
Maybe without the .
That's brilliant, it worked!
 
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Revolution 11

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Because 99% of people IRL are functionally retarded when computers are involved. Ask anyone who works in tech; most people are hardly able to open Chrome. A "secure" password as far as these sites are concerned is something ludicrous like "1g87f09co587nihg!FUIS0053mnkfvfgi" which is both a royal pain in the *** to type and impossible to remember. That means any site that enforces such a rule is going to deal with a flood of requests from users who constantly forget their passwords, or users simply wont be able to create their accounts and simply refuse to use the site. Even techies will balk at such a password system.
This stupid cyber security myth needed to be shot in the dead and buried years ago. A long random password is nice but the important thing is the length. Use a random word passphrase like "Purgatory-Directory-Delicious-Vitality1-Upward".

Computers find it as hard as any random combination of letters, numbers, or symbols like "1g87f09co587nihg!FUIS0053mnkfvfgi" (33 characters in length BTW compared to 42 characters for my passphrase).

The only time to ever use a random combination of letters or numbers is with a password manager. A passphrase on a password manager is STILL the better combination.
 

Revolution 11

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Microsoft accounts (Live, Outlook, Hotmail, etc) have a maximum limit of 16 characters only. Thus, even though the login box of Windows 10 allows 127 characters, you are forced to use a password of maximum of 16 characters. Yahoo and Google are better in this case that allows 32 and 200 characters respectively.
I don't know what is the stupider belief, that passwords have to be rotated monthly or every 90 days for "security" or that there should be a maximum length to passwords. At least make it a reasonable limit like 64 characters.

God forbid that companies have to pay for a few more megabytes to store the extra characters of their accounts.
 
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theruck

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Hey man, this isn’t a dating site.

You might want to check your information there. My online Microsoft account password is 28 characters long and I’ve been changing it regularly while using that length for years.

That's brilliant, it worked!
youa re right As of May 14, 2019, Microsoft supports 256-character passwords in Azure Active Directory
 

Darth Shiv

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Passwords in IT industry are the biggest scam ever. it created false feel of security while every password can and will be eventually guessed.
a password has very little to do with proving persons identity. all readers here know dozens of passwords of other people.
There are a few different things there.

Firstly no, good passwords cannot be guessed by a person. Bad passwords sure.

Secondly yes all passwords TODAY will be crackable eventually due to conventional cryptography will be broken eventually either by processing advancements or quantum computing rendering old methods obsolete..

Thirdly sharing passwords... some things yes who cares? Confirming identity on a forum - um no. A forum is not a trusted portal for your identity. If you share your bank details or your stock or IRS/tax portal logins you don't understand securing your personal data.

Passwords serve a purpose biometrics cannot and will never be able to serve. Private access keys. Biometrics are NOT private information. Your finger prints, retina scan verification data... once that has been either extracted from the public exposure or compromised in a single database, the gig is up. That can be utilised on any other site using that biometric at that or lesser resolution. It's essentially worthless.

Banks who ask you to do voice id... scammers now just ring you and get you to say stuff and they record it.

The list goes on. Passwords... GOOD passwords and good password practices are still FAR stronger than alternatives.
 

DrSuess

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We can laugh all we want but in most organizations computer passwords are still 1234,123456, admin and password.

Computers run age old versions even Windows XP can be seen in some systems.

All users use admin accounts.

Substandard anti-viruses are used and Firewalls are never properly configured.

What's amusing is, configuring you computer for good security and properly securing it is frowned upon in most places as it may break use of legacy softwares.
My company is a little smarter they use UnoDosTresQuatro.