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Keep forgetting your password?

steve

Keep forgetting your password?
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:55:02 AM »
Are you having trouble remembering your password for MSF?

If so then don't worry, you're not alone. The good news is there's an easy way to remember not just your password for this site, but for EVERY site you ever visit, even if you have 100's of strong passwords like I do. :)

First, let me explain why we ask for a strong and complicated password. Forums are an easy target for spammers and there are a number of automated pieces of software that will scour the Internet night and day, looking for forums they can register to, and start posting 100's of viagra and gambling links etc. The reason forums are so easy to hit is because most of the time they're set up by enthusiasts of the forums subject matter and may not have too much interest in security concerns. I've been working on the Internet for 20 years and have seen way too many forums either taken offline completely by spammers or at the very least, flood them with 1000's of posts with stupid links.

So that's why we ask for strong passwords when you register, but here's how to remember them... even if you have a bad memory, like me.

https://lastpass.com/misc_download2.php

That's it... that's the 'big' secret. All you need to do is install that free software and let it manage all your passwords.

Now you may think that your browser already does that for you, so why would you need it. Well, the fact is, your browser doesn't remember your password in a secure way. It stores them in plain text which means that if you ever get a virus that installs a trojan, giving access to your computer, the hacker can easily see all your passwords and start running wild. That goes for your online banking, your pay pal and any other sensitive sites you may visit.

LastPass stores your passwords remotely and with strong encryption. They are a reputable company that is trusted by millions of users and large corporations, so there's no need to worry about security. That's their business... and they're pretty darn good at it.

That was a bit of a long post but hopefully, it will help a few of our members and protect the integrity of their passwords.

Take care

Steve

« Last Edit: July 20, 2017, 07:32:17 AM by steve »
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