Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Time to lock it down

You know what password you use on most random websites on the tubes? That one that you thought of when the internet was new and you just wanted to log into the damn site and see what all the buzz was about.  And then you went to another site and you didn't want to have to remember TWO passwords, so you just stuck with you "web" password.  The one that is usually about 6 characters long and only that long because some site required it to be that long.  If it was up to you it would be 1 character long and it wold be the letter "J" because you are right handed and your index finger is wicked fast.  So on and on you carried this one lame password that is probably your first pets name or something stupid like that.

Well now that google has my name, address, reading interest, search history, calendar, email from the past 3 years and now health information, it was time to jack up the password strength. 

Its got letters, numbers, an ascii backspace character and a base64 encoded picture of Mel Gibson before he went crazy in it.  Its 8 pages long and takes me 2.5 hours to type.  But now there is absolutely no chance that anyone will be able to stumble across it and find out that I take Allegra once a month or so for a mild allergy to dust mites.  Suck on that.

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