Discussion in 'Logbook User Forum' started by AE0S, Mar 25, 2018.
Close ... you forgot the color!
Ok, maybe I am missing something. Some unscrupulous person in another country hacks my QRZ account. Then what? What can they do? Delete my log book? Mess with my LOTW uploads? Change my QRZ profile? Put fake for-sale ads up? So other than an inconvenience, what happens? It's not like QRZ has my checking account and routing number. Maybe I am overlooking something?
Thanks for catching that. It should be "bluefidoschmidttoplessbar"
Yes, you are. Somebody doesn't hack your QRZ account. You willingly give them your password via a simple phishing scheme. Fake for sale ads are an inconvenience? Tell that to the person who was scammed out of $1,500. You handed out your password and thereby enabled the scammer. It is a big deal.
I think a lot of people get caught and need to blame someone else.
Just like when your big sister blamed you when she got in trouble for doing something wrong.
Must have at least one cap, one punctuation character, and one number, so no.
Actually a phrase is very easy to remember and difficult to hack. Why? because you can make a phrase many characters long without straining your brain.
RoseS aRe Red VioletS Are Blue
that's 30 characters long and NOT a good choice since it's a common phrase but if you take three or four words that have no connection and string them together with spaces or an underscore in between now you've got something.
More reading on the subject:
---snip from above story in 2017---
For instance, "Tr0ub4dor&3" could take just three days to crack
while "CorrectHorseBatteryStaple" could take 550 years.
Sounds good except for one minor persnickity detail. If it is going to include a topless bar, I prefer a 10 rather than a 6. Think Bo Derek.
And people think we have issues.
That 13 char password should confuse the system.