Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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Rainmaker
4,068,268
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

wonder or Iwonder1 or iwonderifitmakesadifference.  IdontlikeitwhenIhaveforgottenmypasswordandthatimageemergesthatmakesnosense

May 28, 2019 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,694
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

passphrase now. I don't believe that quote one bit. Every place online wants special char's & numbers.

I put a 1 instead of an L that kind of stuff.

May 28, 2019 04:45 AM
Ambassador
4,206,588
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It may be counterproductive to use a mixture but, isn't it the best thing to do to protect your accounts from being hacked? I would think pass-phrases would be easier to figure out/hack. 

May 28, 2019 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have so many passwords that are a combination of letters and numbers, I need to save them on my phone...

May 28, 2019 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
520,651
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I have been using phrases for a while. For some reason they are harder to crack than the old letters and number combos

May 28, 2019 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,006,865
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer password.

May 28, 2019 03:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,068,054
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say I've ever given this any thought. When I need to use a combination of letters and numbers I use those that make "sense" to me, so it's not that much of an issue to remember them. There is so much discussion out there on this topic that I bet we could find an article that disputes the pass phrase recommendation and then another one that disputes that article!

May 28, 2019 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
736,545
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

How about a combination? I have to save them anyhow. 

May 28, 2019 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
875,730
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Good idea but,, I am not going to change now.

May 28, 2019 04:02 AM
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5,368,231
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

letsmakeitrain

May 28, 2019 01:45 AM
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1,515,055
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

btw, you can check your pass phrase securely at https://www.haveibeenpwned.com/passwords.

You can also check to see if any of your accounts have been compromised in a data breach. 

May 28, 2019 12:53 AM
Rainmaker
986,382
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The issue, with me, is why would I think I could remember a phrase if I seem to forget the password?...lol

May 28, 2019 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,881,410
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It depends, what ever helps me remember.

May 28, 2019 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,650
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

K.I.S.S. Principal

May 28, 2019 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,324,047
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There are so many different passwords it can be a jumbeled mess

May 28, 2019 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,169,717
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Password works for me!

May 28, 2019 03:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,531
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Wow, I never thought about passphrase. Great idea!

May 28, 2019 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,636,542
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

First, I do not save passwords on my computer. Nevertheless, we are all targets for loser, scammers.

May 28, 2019 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
796,691
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Oh I hate them all! Hmmm...Maybe that would make fot a great passphrase?

May 28, 2019 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,062,514
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree, best advise. I will go it too. Passphrase sounds good.

May 28, 2019 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,878,092
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've never used a pass phrase but it sounds like a very good idea Inna Ivchenko 

May 28, 2019 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
6,557,264
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have many combinations in my multiple passwords.

May 28, 2019 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,634
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Don't get them the idea..... Life is hard enough with all these Utah school students.

May 28, 2019 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nonsense password.... there is a method to this madness....

May 28, 2019 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I'm good either way.

May 28, 2019 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Phrase unless not allowed.

May 28, 2019 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,635,627
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is a good suggestion and noted for future use thank you Inna Ivchenko 

May 28, 2019 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
883,777
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

However, even the 'passphrase' advocates state you need to change it on a regular basis.   I imagine on the 3rd generation of pass phrases into 5 different systems, remembering may once more be problematic.

Passwords are not obtained by 'guessing' the characters but via systemic failures of the systems we believe we can trust. The pass-phrase/password stuff is simply the powerful telling the not so powerful that when bad things happen it's their fault.

 

May 28, 2019 05:10 AM
Ambassador
3,039,191
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've never been concerned about remember a password.  Mine are all so long and complicated and I have over 100 of them to access various sites. 

May 28, 2019 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,980,385
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like Phrase, works for me.

 

May 28, 2019 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
819,257
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Password, but they are getting SO long, they might as well be passphrases!

May 28, 2019 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
697,442
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I prefer passwords.

May 29, 2019 04:22 PM
Rainmaker
5,539,278
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Inna,

It is harder to hack a password with %,1@ and other symbols, because the combination will stall a computer that is trying to hack it.  A

May 29, 2019 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,666,184
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

That's a good question, Inna. I'll have to think about that. 

May 29, 2019 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,897,040
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Passphrases are sure easier to remember! 

Jun 13, 2019 08:53 AM
Ambassador
3,035,170
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

this is not a question that people should answer in a public forum

May 30, 2019 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
898,496
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I use passwords.

May 30, 2019 06:58 AM