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Avoid your msn password from being stolen Answered

If you have msn and you are worried about someone stealing your password, do the following things: >Don't give out your alternate email or its password >Don't give out your hotmail password (Duh) >Try not to let too many people know that you have a hotmail account >NEVER tick remember me on this computer when signing in >NEVER tick remember my password EVER (that's how most passwords get stolen) If you do happen to have your password stolen, send the hotmail administration email requesting your password.

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11010010110 (author)2009-01-08

a strong password is needed if you want to be safe. mix some random letters / nums / symbols. brute force utilities (application that tries automatically series of easy to guess passwords) are very powerless against good randomized password i keep my passwords in txt files on my box. unless some1 breaks into it i should be safe. i run linux without any deamons open to the world and dont execute random stuff from the inet

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jchar77 (author)110100101102009-01-10

yeah, I mixed loads of non-alphamunerical characters into my password, and yet it still cracked it

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11010010110 (author)jchar772009-01-11

did it ? some1 might just pick it up somewhere from cookies or keylogger

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jchar77 (author)110100101102009-01-15

Yeah, that Depends on whether they have access to your computer and account

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gmjhowe (author)2009-01-08

You don't have to worry about the remember this password too much - as long as its your own computer, and as long as you have a strong log in password.

It also helps to use a more secure OS, like Linux, or Leopard.

(all good OS's begin with L)

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whatsisface (author)gmjhowe2009-01-11

So Snow Leopard is going to suck? :-P

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gmjhowe (author)whatsisface2009-01-11

The L rule only applies to the current state.. snow leopard is gonna be good, but evolutionary, instead of revolutionary.

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whatsisface (author)gmjhowe2009-01-11

I'm going to see what it turns out like, then make the leap when i have the money.

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whatsisface (author)bumpus2009-01-11

That's the new version of OSX :D

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jchar77 (author)gmjhowe2009-01-10

I had the strongest Password ever and the program that I used (for free) Took two seconds. The password was *-+x5&*-+x5

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gmjhowe (author)jchar772009-01-11

Thats not very strong actually.. the fact that its repeated means that it only had to crack the first half.. you have too many symbols..

a secure pass word is more like this..

Flimfogger23%

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Derin (author)gmjhowe2009-01-11

I want Gates to rename Windows to Lindows.

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killerjackalope (author)gmjhowe2009-01-09

You seen the new apple ad? Mac keeps trying to say the V word...

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