Erik Frèrejean wrote:Jaymie1989 wrote:Well I have got my random password with all characters and changed it on my forums that are run on phpBB software.
I hope you use a different password for every site? And it it not only for phpBB boards, but for every account you can possibly get on the internet.
And please forget the passwords . Your computer is made to remember that kind of stuff.
Highway of Life wrote:As a general rule of thumb, if you can remember your password, it is not safe.
Highway of Life wrote:You are correct on both counts, but I did want to point out that phpBB3 has a character limitation as well... which the administrator can set, but is usually 25-30 or more chars.Erik Frèrejean wrote:topdown wrote:Which is better, but some sites don't allow symbols only abc/123's
Those sites are nub++ and you shouldn't use them, same as for silly maximum character limitations on passwords
The safest passwords to use contain the following:
- MiXeD CasE letters.
- Non-dictionary words, nonsense, or gobbledegook.
- Numbers interspersed and in no particular pattern.
- At least 2 symbols, but the more the better. (i.e. #%(*!^@$)
- Between 20 and 30 chars, the longer, the safer.
Really tough passwords are especially important for accounts such as:
All of the above type of accounts you should never access on public or shared computers, but should always be accessed by your computer and have a password management program manage your passwords for these accounts so that you do not need to memorise them. As a general rule of thumb, if you can remember your password, it is not safe.
- Your Server access, root access passwords.
- Your Database access passwords.
- Your cPanel access passwords.
- Your password for your administrator account on any software running on your server, including but not limited to phpBB.
- eBay, PayPal, your online bank, credit card accounts or other accounts that could contain bank accounts, credit card numbers, social security numbers, or even your physical mailing address.
You can do this via the Administration Control Panel, General (tab), Board Configuration -> User registration settings.scottlpool2003 wrote:@ The password limitations, you can change this by editing the DB to allow more chars and editing the source code to allow the users to input more chars.
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