Reply to post: Re: War Games is fake...

'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: War Games is fake...

"I tell people get something like a verse from your favorite song, favorite bible verse, something a comedian said like "why do you have a hot water heater, you need a cold water heater". Get the point."

Now try repeating that about 100 times or so because you need a different one for EACH site, or when ONE site gets hacked, ALL the ones that used the same password are fair game. And you also have to deal with people with poor memories.

"Remember the hacker unlike War Games does not know anything about the password, including the key and that it was base64 encoded."

But he may know enough about you to find ways to get at that password, perhaps by hacking your home machine or other stuff.

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