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How often do you change your password?

Old 04-13-19, 05:01 AM
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Re: How often do you change your password?

It depends when I feel it is getting unsafe and its time to change it. Maybe twice in a year.
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Old 04-15-19, 09:46 AM
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Re: How often do you change your password?

I voted once a year, but it really depends on the situation. If I am worried some account might have been hacked I change the pw. If I hear about a site that I used being involved in a hack, I change the password. I keep all my passwords in Password safe. It's a free Android app.
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Old 05-17-19, 03:37 AM
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Re: How often do you change your password?

For me,many times a year.
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Old 05-18-19, 07:06 PM
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Re: How often do you change your password?

As counterintuitive as it seems, I always say that it is a sign of a BAD security system, if you have to change your password often (say, every 90 days). That means the IT "experts" are too lazy to implement good encryption, hashes, etc, OR that the company they work for don't care and / or accept any liability for their customers' accounts or users.

If a system is 'unhackable' (ie, has exceptional encyption algorithms and long passwords, and no backdoors), then dammit, I shouldn't ever need to change my password!
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