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12-30-2008, 06:36 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Good post! If you must simplify your use of passwords, use one password for forums, and a different one for sites like Paypal and ebay. Make it at least 8 characters long and a random combination of upper case / lower case letters and numbers (no actual words!). Each character you add past 8 increases your protection, but many sites limit you to 12.

As falconeye points out, a keylogger will negate even this, so use at least one, preferably two or more spyware programs.
Paypal and ebay passwords must be unique and diferent from each other.
I use long passwords with letters, numbers and special caracters.

Even in forum/sites passwords I use diferent ones for each one. (a lot of trouble but better be safe )

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Paypal and ebay passwords must be unique and diferent from each other.I use long passwords with letters, numbers and special caracters.

Even in forum/sites passwords I use diferent ones for each one. (a lot of trouble but better be safe )
Sorry, but that is not true. Although I have changed mine over the years, they have always been the same.
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Sorry, but that is not true. Although I have changed mine over the years, they have always been the same.
I don't follow you Tom. Are you saying that your PayPal and Ebay PW are the same?
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Sorry, but that is not true. Although I have changed mine over the years, they have always been the same.
Hi Tom

English also seems to be a tricky language Same with Portuguese.

What I mean is that for me, "it's compulsory" that one have 2 different/unique passwords for ebay and paypal , minimum 8 characters long with mixed letters, numbers and special characters. These passwords must also be different from the ones used on other sites or forums.

Paranoid ? Maybe, but for me, safety is always a must on internet

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I don't follow you Tom. Are you saying that your PayPal and Ebay PW are the same?
Yes they are.
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Hi Tom

English also seems to be a tricky language Same with Portuguese.

What I mean is that for me, "it's compulsory" that one have 2 different/unique passwords for ebay and paypal , minimum 8 characters long with mixed letters, numbers and special characters. These passwords must also be different from the ones used on other sites or forums.

Paranoid ? Maybe, but for me, safety is always a must on internet
I'm willing to bet your English is far better than my Portuguese!!!!!!

I think I understand you to be saying you choose to have them different for an extra level of security. There is nothing wrong with that, but there is no requirement from ebay or Paypal that they be different.

As for characters other than alpha - numeric, it's a good idea but many sites, including financial ones, do not recognize their use and will not let you use them.
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