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    Senior Member Easto's Avatar
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    Beating my head against the wall

    My wife's sister is over at the house and setting up a gmail account. Should be no biggee but... I sit here trying to explain to them about secure passwords (she would have just used her birthday if I didn't step in) and then trying to explain about the "challenge" quesitons i.e. when they ask what high school did you go to, you answer green or something that doesn't apply.

    They all just think it should be something easy like birthdays, phone numbers, address... D'oh!

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    Say your words and step back.

    Advice can only be offered, not forced.

    If nothing else, show her the google of "identity theft" and maybe that will help.

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    Senior Member Easto's Avatar
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    No problem.

    It just kills me seeing people at work and all over the place using their kid's brithdays and easy stuff like that as passwords. I've had a few people at my desk while I'm logging into this or that and they always comment that I seem to use really long passwords.

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    Water on a duck...let it roll off.

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    Ya it took awhile for my mother to see the light but she finally did. The people that shock me the most are the ones that use password for their password.

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    And then you get the ones that actually use a complicated password but stick it to their monitor on a post it note so they don't forget it
    I don't know the same things you don't know.

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    One of the reasons I want to get out of the field.....the people.

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    My password is going to expire in 13 days....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    One of the reasons I want to get out of the field.....the people.
    Thatís exactly why I got out of the field. Bikes donít ask totally stupid questions when you work on them and they donít get mad when you work on a black one.
    Sliding down the banister of life ..........................

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    Ain't it just tons of fun? Kinda goes along with the ones who repeatedly ask...and yes...I said repeatedly....where's the any key?? lolol!!!
    Mystical Folding Minx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    My wife's sister is over at the house and setting up a gmail account. Should be no biggee but... I sit here trying to explain to them about secure passwords (she would have just used her birthday if I didn't step in) and then trying to explain about the "challenge" quesitons i.e. when they ask what high school did you go to, you answer green or something that doesn't apply.

    They all just think it should be something easy like birthdays, phone numbers, address... D'oh!

    What's her birthday? I will send her a surprise gift.
    Kinky is using a feather.
    Perverted is using the whole chicken.

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