Change password

@peachpurple (12853)
Malaysia
September 15, 2017 3:43am CST
There are many accounts that I have online, email accounts, forum sites account, paypal account, bank account, writing online site account, social media sites accounts and many more. Once, my Facebook account was hacked, a message prompt on my login that said I had logged in the account in another side of the world, which I DID NOT leave my country anyway, but luckily there wasn't anything important in my Facebook either, mostly are just garbage links. Hence, I changed my account password in every 6 months which I NEVER did before. A lesson to learn. Never use the same password for all accounts and change them every 6 months. Since I have a forgetful memory, I jot the new password down in a booklet. So, how often do you change your password?
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@1hopefulman (27220)
• Canada
17 Sep
I use a different password for every account I have and keep a list. I make them as difficult as possible.The one that allows me to do online banking, I change it after every time I use it. I have a list of about 30 codes and rotate them.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
17 Sep
30 codes??? Then banking password allows 3 x of tries, after that you are locked out, right?
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@1hopefulman (27220)
• Canada
17 Sep
@peachpurple Yes! I use one at a time and change it right after use and I do it by phone. The list of 30 allows me not to have to think of a new one all the time.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
17 Sep
@1hopefulman you use different alphabets and numbers?
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@singhisback (2174)
• Jalandhar, India
15 Sep
I don't like to change my passwords
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
me neither but for important accounts, do you change. Example paypal?
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• Jalandhar, India
15 Sep
@peachpurple No I don't
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
@singhisback OIC, very safe, paypal never block you? I got blocked once
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• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Sep
I rarely change passwords unless I am required to do it
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
How long? one year once?
• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Sep
@peachpurple 2 to 3 times per year. All my sites have almost similar passwords some I never change at all
@louievill (18327)
• Philippines
15 Sep
I use passphrases instead of passwords for my sensitve sites using a random passphrase generator.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
oh what is passphrases?
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@louievill (18327)
• Philippines
15 Sep
Open main menu Search A passphrase is a sequence of words or other text used to control access to a computer system, program or data. A passphrase is similar to a password in usage, but is generally longer for added security. Passphrases are often used to
@LadyDuck (151501)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
I change my passwords every three months and I use a different one for every site.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
wow, you must have a good memory then
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@LadyDuck (151501)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
@peachpurple I write my new passwords and I use a code, so nobody can read them except myself.
15 Sep
The ideal would be every month. I used to do that. But now, i dont anymore. Why? Cuz i dont upload anything that i wouldnt want anyone to know/see :)
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
16 Sep
Good idea
• Lagos, Nigeria
15 Sep
i hardly change mine
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
is your password different for every account?
@mandala100 (38839)
• Hong Kong
15 Sep
@peachpurple As much as possible I chnage my password almost every month for security reasons my friend.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
every month? Then you jot them down?
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Sep
Security is getting better now. When your account is opened in another browser or and in another country, it sends SMS text containing 4 numbers to your phone.
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@peachpurple (12853)
• Malaysia
15 Sep
Oh that is Gmail , right?
@prashu228 (25821)
• India
15 Sep
I change as often as possible...i think it's better that way