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Best practice for passwords and usernames

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

by: danshevik
on: 27/07/2016 | 17:54
What discussion would that be then?

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by: alanjury
on: 27/07/2016 | 18:16 edited: 27/07/2016 | 18:17

In view of this advice, will Giffgaff now offer users the ability to change their usernames?

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by: staffygirl2015
on: 27/07/2016 | 18:34
Thanks for that @gregg_b , it's always good to get a reminder.
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by: ma2013
on: 27/07/2016 | 18:53
Great advice, thanks! ☺️📱😊
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by: django21
on: 27/07/2016 | 23:22

Totally agree

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by: ihtishaam786
on: 27/07/2016 | 23:28
Oh yh I forgot thanks for the reminder
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by: islandstifle
on: 28/07/2016 | 11:41

carlryds wrote:


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.


Easy to say, but then you end up either having a single point of failure or people have so many different passwords that are so complex they write them down and that defeats the whole purpose...

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by: jokeyboi77
on: 28/07/2016 | 11:50
I use the same password for everything, because it's a large password containing Caps, small letters and numbers and it'll be almost impossible for my family members to know never mind strangers, so goodluck to anyone trying to get it! Smiley Wink
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by: kath72
on: 28/07/2016 | 21:31 edited: 28/07/2016 | 21:35

I configure a certain word and numbers with s unique identifier for each account

eg.      pasS1g2i3f4word!    That uses the word password with the numbers 1234 identifier gif interspersed through numbers, capital on 3rd letter and ! At the end. 

And when asked for my mothers maiden name when setting things up I use another relatives just do it can't be hacked too

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