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Best practice for passwords and usernames

Started by: gregg_b
On: 27/07/2016 | 12:26
Replies: 49

by: gregg_b
former giff-staffer

on: 27/07/2016 | 12:26

Hi everyone,


Following on from the discussions yesterday, we thought we'd drop a quick note on best practices around passwords. We know, you've heard it before but like the fire drill at school, it's good to get a reminder.


Best practice for managing usernames and passwords suggests that you should use neither the same username, nor the same password twice. If you re-use your username in multiple places, make sure that you don’t re-use the same password.


So stay safe and remember to keep those passwords safe.



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by: navi51
on: 27/07/2016 | 12:28
1234 or 0000 are always good to go Smiley Very Happy
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by: sammy103
on: 27/07/2016 | 12:30
Thanks for the update @gregg_b

I also suggest members if they like to install a password manager, which helps to manage passwords in a secure way.You can try KeePass see here
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by: pearlbailey
on: 27/07/2016 | 12:35
And I've always been told not to you number 1 as this is so easy for other people to work out your password as many people use date of birth ! Thanks Gregg for the reminder
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by: c_research
on: 27/07/2016 | 12:37
Thanks for the reminder
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by: mark1101b
on: 27/07/2016 | 12:39

navi51 wrote:

1234 or 0000 are always good to go Smiley Very Happy



So 'password' isn't so safe then.... Smiley Wink



Thanks for the reminder @gregg_b  Wise words...Tis better ot be safe than sorry eh ?



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by: carlryds
on: 27/07/2016 | 15:47 edited: 27/07/2016 | 15:51

I'v talked about this before on the blog. However, this is a good place to give an reminder.
Please use a different and very random password on each website, don't just change one
letter or add a number to the end of your password, because that's easy to guess.

To do this i recommend using a password manager like LastPass,
Check out how to use it to its best on the giffgaff blog here.

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by: premierphotosuk
on: 27/07/2016 | 15:54

@gregg_b Thanks for this useful informationSmiley Wink, you cannot be to careful these days. I'am sure many will regard this as useful. I always get in a habit of changing passwords on a regular basis, and make notes of all them so I don't get confused.


Then I lock them away in my safe.Smiley Happy

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by: brulaw
on: 27/07/2016 | 16:13 edited: 27/07/2016 | 18:02



Thanks for the reminder ..... the more we remember the importance of good passwords the better ..




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by: navi51
on: 27/07/2016 | 17:44

Don't forget your backups 👌 😱
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