password paranoia

Why not have password paranoia? Changing them regularly gives me something to do. Passwords like "whitney123houston" are for children.

Even for simple useless sites, my passwords tend to be complex, something like:

"vDFMAIGwvSJRpCwSU7Zzq14sF7Xlb"

For serious sites, it gets even worse. 😆

All passwords are kept encrypted in a safe. :p

One day somebody will get me, but at least they will have to try.

Same goes for the telephone. My mantra is, "you have to give information to get."

Example:

"May I speak to David ********?"
"May I ask who is calling?
"Are you David ********?"
"May I ask who is calling?
"So, you are David ********?"
"May I ask who is calling?

hehehehe :devil:

Using rugged software and operating systems doesn't hurt either.

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Sample doormat for the house:

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4 responses to “password paranoia

  1. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    "vDFMAIGwvSJRpCwSU7Zzq14sF7Xlb"

    Nice. I'm not sure I could remember a string like that, though.Do you actually have that doormat?Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    Same goes for the telephone. My mantra is, "you have to give information to get."

    Agreed. My answering machine has the following message generated by festival:"You must leave a message with your name, contact information and nature of your call. If you do not leave a message with this information your call will be ignored, Otherwise, your call will be returned as soon as humanly possible."Typically, I only answer if it's my mom calling. And even then not always.

  2. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    Do you actually have that doormat?

    No, but it's available from Target online and Amazon. I'd get it, but I hate to goad things.Originally posted by 0x29a:

    My answering machine has the following message generated by festival

    I can use that! Thanks. My voicemail system allows uploading of sound files, so this will do nicely.My dad was the master of the answering machine announce message. He bought an answering machine of the brand Record-A-Call back before almost anyone had one. His answer message was about a tenth of a second: "please leave a message so I can call ya back."All the callers were totally "deer caught in headlights" with such a short announce message way back when.

  3. Like the door mat……. The baseball bat hanging just inside my front door works well too :headbang:

  4. You guys have made me realise that I'm way too friendly to unannounced callers.

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