Today's BOL ushers in the dawn of ... a new drinking game! Whenever you hear us say "definitely" on today's show -- and it's going to be often -- take a swig. Also, we Monday-morning quarterback the Super Bowl ads and explore the many reasons people don't want to buy an iPad. Oh, and my Droid is definitely crashy (drink!). -- Molly
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Just to throw out one more idea for memorable passwords. This method was suggested by our corporate security team. Rather than use a dictionary word and then l33t sp33k it, use a memorable phrase and use the first characters then alter it. It is also good practice to mix cases and at least 1 number and punctuation character.
So the phrase “BOL Cnet’s Podcast of Indeterminate Length” becomes the password b0lCp!l (zero replaces o and ! replaces i). It is easy to remember and reproduce and not subject to a dictionary attack. Using this as a base it could be customized for different accounts.
-Jason in Chicago
you know what makes a perfect password??
you’re license plates
I have two cars and combine the plates.
A single plate backwards combined with your regular password would work well too.
call me anonymous!