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Last Friday I locked myself out of my computer because I forgot my password.

I called our after hours help line in Atlanta to unlock and reset my password. They tried and after several attempts give up. However by some means they figured it out.

Instead of calling me and telling me how to get back in they sent an email.

So today when I came it to work and called our internal IT people and they reset everything, I saw the email from Atlanta

"Dear Ms. we have been successful in resetting your password, please call us and we will give you the temporary password". Big Grin panman You gotto love these help desk techi.
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Originally posted by Rosita:
Last Friday I locked myself out of my computer because I forgot my password.

I called our after hours help line in Atlanta to unlock and reset my password. They tried and after several attempts give up. However by some means they figured it out.



Instead of calling me and telling me how to get back in they sent an email.

So today when I came it to work and called our internal IT people and they reset everything, I saw the email from Atlanta

"Dear Ms. we have been successful in resetting your password, please call us and we will give you the temporary password". Big Grin panman You gotto love these help desk techi.


A rich homan like you don't have a blackberry?
This is where you get your email also Smile
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Originally posted by Mad Max:
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Originally posted by Rosita:
Last Friday I locked myself out of my computer because I forgot my password.

I called our after hours help line in Atlanta to unlock and reset my password. They tried and after several attempts give up. However by some means they figured it out.



Instead of calling me and telling me how to get back in they sent an email.

So today when I came it to work and called our internal IT people and they reset everything, I saw the email from Atlanta

"Dear Ms. we have been successful in resetting your password, please call us and we will give you the temporary password". Big Grin panman You gotto love these help desk techi.


A rich homan like you don't have a blackberry?
This is where you get your email also Smile


Maxy, i don't have a BB and even poor people carrying them around. I got a lil cheapskate phone to just make and get emergency calls. Smile

And yes, I am rich but not materially just having my loved ones around is enough riches Wink
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Originally posted by Rosita:
Last Friday I locked myself out of my computer because I forgot my password.

I called our after hours help line in Atlanta to unlock and reset my password. They tried and after several attempts give up. However by some means they figured it out.

Instead of calling me and telling me how to get back in they sent an email.

So today when I came it to work and called our internal IT people and they reset everything, I saw the email from Atlanta

"Dear Ms. we have been successful in resetting your password, please call us and we will give you the temporary password". Big Grin panman You gotto love these help desk techi.


LMAO Big Grin Big Grin
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Originally posted by Rosita:
Last Friday I locked myself out of my computer because I forgot my password.

I called our after hours help line in Atlanta to unlock and reset my password. They tried and after several attempts give up. However by some means they figured it out.

Instead of calling me and telling me how to get back in they sent an email.

So today when I came it to work and called our internal IT people and they reset everything, I saw the email from Atlanta

"Dear Ms. we have been successful in resetting your password, please call us and we will give you the temporary password". Big Grin panman You gotto love these help desk techi.


lol

Stupid question: Why didn't you call your on premise IT dept for help in the first instant.

Less aggravation.
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Originally posted by Bash:
the most unforgettable password is the person you dislike the most.. hope there are not too many.
Rule number one is you do not create passwords from common names of people or things. It is best you use a word created from a sequence of uppercase and lower case letters and symbols greater than eight characters in length but 16 such characters is best. Passwords created out of common words can be broken in a few minutes if that long.
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Originally posted by D2:
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Originally posted by ksazma:
My brother who is a computer guy can never remember his password to get on his computer. So he set it up to use his fingerprint. Bai young and crazy. Smile
many of the cheap Hp laptops comes built in with its credential software doing finger prints, retinal scans or face recognition as password


Perfect for him since he keeps forgetting his password. Smile
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Originally posted by D2:
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Originally posted by Bash:
the most unforgettable password is the person you dislike the most.. hope there are not too many.
Rule number one is you do not create passwords from common names of people or things. It is best you use a word created from a sequence of uppercase and lower case letters and symbols greater than eight characters in length but 16 such characters is best. Passwords created out of common words can be broken in a few minutes if that long.


You can create a password from any dam thing that pleases you. there are no Password police
at least not yet and as for UpPeR and LOweR
Case just use the cap lock button.You Just Have to Be creative.
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Originally posted by Bash:
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Originally posted by D2:
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Originally posted by Bash:
the most unforgettable password is the person you dislike the most.. hope there are not too many.
Rule number one is you do not create passwords from common names of people or things. It is best you use a word created from a sequence of uppercase and lower case letters and symbols greater than eight characters in length but 16 such characters is best. Passwords created out of common words can be broken in a few minutes if that long.


You can create a password from any dam thing that pleases you. there are no Password police
at least not yet and as for UpPeR and LOweR
Case just use the cap lock button.You Just Have to Be creative.
I am going to restrain my impulse to respond in kind so I will respond as one who knows a bit about encryption. You would be very much at risk if you create your password our of the name for a person for thing. One simply run a series of dictionaries against it to break it. Other schemes depend on how stong it is ie the mathematical combinations to be tested and the the systems encoding scheme itself. I am not trying to be a password police. I am offering advice to those who care to protect themselves.
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Originally posted by D2:
I am going to restrain my impulse to respond in kind so I will respond as one who knows a bit about encryption. You would be very much at risk if you create your password our of the name for a person for thing. One simply run a series of dictionaries against it to break it. Other schemes depend on how stong it is ie the mathematical combinations to be tested and the the systems encoding scheme itself. I am not trying to be a password police. I am offering advice to those who care to protect themselves.[/QUOTE]

D2

It was not my intention to get you all fired up.
I must let you know I do respect you knowledge, of encryption,this is too far beyond my understanding of computers,sometime I do step out of bounds.
Out of this may come things positive,and this is where I can use your help.
I use a Mac and for the longest time I cannot figure how to upload Pictures
to this forum.
You advise would greatly appreciated, if you Would,but Baby steps please
thanks.
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Originally posted by Bash:
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Originally posted by D2:
I am going to restrain my impulse to respond in kind so I will respond as one who knows a bit about encryption. You would be very much at risk if you create your password our of the name for a person for thing. One simply run a series of dictionaries against it to break it. Other schemes depend on how stong it is ie the mathematical combinations to be tested and the the systems encoding scheme itself. I am not trying to be a password police. I am offering advice to those who care to protect themselves.


D2

It was not my intention to get you all fired up.
I must let you know I do respect you knowledge, of encryption,this is too far beyond my understanding of computers,sometime I do step out of bounds.
Out of this may come things positive,and this is where I can use your help.
I use a Mac and for the longest time I cannot figure how to upload Pictures
to this forum.
You advise would greatly appreciated, if you Would,but Baby steps please
thanks.[/QUOTE]YOu cannot upload to this site directly. Amral is trying to keep his storage cost and bandwidth consumption low. You have to upload to a secondary site that host pictures and then create a link to here.

I suggest you get a windows live account and up load there.

There are many image hosting sites
ie

http://imageshack.us/
http://www.flickr.com/
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Originally posted by Bash:
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Originally posted by D2:
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Originally posted by Bash:
the most unforgettable password is the person you dislike the most.. hope there are not too many.
Rule number one is you do not create passwords from common names of people or things. It is best you use a word created from a sequence of uppercase and lower case letters and symbols greater than eight characters in length but 16 such characters is best. Passwords created out of common words can be broken in a few minutes if that long.


You can create a password from any dam thing that pleases you. there are no Password police
at least not yet and as for UpPeR and LOweR
Case just use the cap lock button.You Just Have to Be creative.


I agree. So you can remember them easily.
I have no time for this pasword nonsense. It's paranoia created by IT people to sound like they doing work.
All my passwords are the same. Nobody ever hacked into them.
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Originally posted by Mad Max:
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Originally posted by Bash:
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Originally posted by D2:
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Originally posted by Bash:
the most unforgettable password is the person you dislike the most.. hope there are not too many.
Rule number one is you do not create passwords from common names of people or things. It is best you use a word created from a sequence of uppercase and lower case letters and symbols greater than eight characters in length but 16 such characters is best. Passwords created out of common words can be broken in a few minutes if that long.


You can create a password from any dam thing that pleases you. there are no Password police
at least not yet and as for UpPeR and LOweR
Case just use the cap lock button.You Just Have to Be creative.


I agree. So you can remember them easily.
I have no time for this pasword nonsense. It's paranoia created by IT people to sound like they doing work.
All my passwords are the same. Nobody ever hacked into them.
Go one better with this if you so firmly believe there is no danger...don't waste time with passwords.

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