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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Neilson
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:18 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
> I use the "incredibly long multiple words" format that was suggested
in the cartoon, and
> I store them all in an ordinary text file, but abbreviated in a way
that makes sense only
> to me, and some of the words or numbers may be remembered rather than
> down. For example if the password is actually:
> trenton is the 37th lemonade capital of new york
> I might store "trenton new york" and leave the rest as a pattern to be
filled in from
> memory. Indeed, I might write new hampshire instead of new york.
> The major problems I have encountered with this scheme are (1) that it
takes a while to
> enter each password and (2) the new password is often rejected right
at the outset with
> the message "Password too long" or "Password contains unacceptable
I've been there many times, and the message is correct: New York does
contain unacceptable characters.
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