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  1. #11

    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    I think the "change your password every month" thing is regarded as rather a myth these days.
    In a company's network it isn't just to stop hackers but also to prevent leaving IT employees accessing the network after they've left since they have the most domain knowledge
    So it's OK to give ex-employees 29 (say) days of access but not 30...?

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  2. #12

    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

    Of course it is done as soon as possible Depending on how big the network is and if they have a central TACACS server the changing of passwords on networking equipment can be slow.
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  3. #13

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Lesson of the week:

    Turn the computers off when they are not used.

    Otherwise someone else will use them anyway.
    well that is not necessarily correct. I had a client who does Facebook only on his iPad , he does not own a computer and he got hacked into also because he used an easy password to figure out by someone or some Bot
    You're right.
    What I said was more like a joke with bits of truth in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    I think the "change your password every month" thing is regarded as rather a myth these days.

    Oh, and of course:

    Attachment 26096
    Good info.
    The word combination is an excellent idea.

    Now to create a poem in order to be used for this: a lot of words to increase the entropy...
    Nah, if you can keep it up with 3-4 words you're already on the good track.
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  4. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    My Facebook account was hacked a few weeks ago and the scammers sent similar emails to my contacts. What a pain...
    I bet, do you have all your settings set to Friends only? And for Facebook, once a month you should be changing your password and use a combo of capital letters, numbers and lower case letters and it should be at least 7 long
    Yep, all the above and my account was still hacked!
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