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Old 09-18-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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If your phone recognizes voice input could you tell it the password? That would be interesting, but I'd think you would need spaces between the words.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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I use Lastpass competitor, Dashlane. Dashlane has a fairly new feature where they'll report back when they find any instances of my email address on the dark web, associated with a password breach. It has found a few of those, associated with a gmail account I rarely use and sites that I've never visited.

You might consider investing in something like that, since you've had a breach, just to see if the baddies using your account info shared it on the dark web. IIRC, there are other sites that offer that service.

It seems Lastpass also does this. I've done some research and it looks like the "discovery" is rarely fast. It's when the breach is found, not when it actually happened.

Google alerted me within a minute of the login.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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While I agree that it's a secure password, a 26-character password takes a long time to type on a smartphone keyboard.
I use an app to auto fill passwords for me.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:44 AM
 
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I use Keepass, you just click into the username field in the browser. Open Keepass, find the entry, right click and select auto type. I believe there is option of addon for integration into browsers but I don't use it... It's free.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That's the one:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eepass2android
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Interestingly when I check the address Google gave me it shows it being in Atlanta, Fayetteville, and Las Vegas.
It's likely they are using a VPN if they are hackers.

I use lastpass as well. I find it works well and I use it across all of my PC's. I used roboform before that on a 1yr trial. That one works very well but it's a subscription. No thanks on the extra fees. By the way, lastpass works on smart phones.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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It's likely they are using a VPN if they are hackers.

I use lastpass as well. I find it works well and I use it across all of my PC's. I used roboform before that on a 1yr trial. That one works very well but it's a subscription. No thanks on the extra fees. By the way, lastpass works on smart phones.
And our tablets. This got my wife's attention so we are going to start sharing between us. Finally!
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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It's likely they are using a VPN if they are hackers.
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True, but almost all VPN's will resolve an IP adddress to a single place, just like a regular address. OTOH, any corporation that owns its own network can reroute IP addresses to any one of their own servers.

IPv4 is past its prime, at it seems to me that IPv6 was botched by attempting to create it from a committee of people who were all out to screw each other. (Otherwise, why would we not have it fielded by now?)

As for complex passwords if they are machine generated and the machine isn't botched, anything beyond 16 characters should be strong enough. I would be looking for some other information leak. It seems possible to me that Google, itself, was breached.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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True, but almost all VPN's will resolve an IP adddress to a single place
Yes, just like a whois search on one IP address will resolve to a single place as well, not three. The OP did not give details on this.

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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That's really dumb and most security experts agree nowadays.
One very complex password is better then changing passwords monthly. Even when password changes were the thing MONTHLY is absolutely ridiculous.

The safest kind of password you can use is 4 unrelated words. Doesn't need special characters or any of that.
Example: GiraffeStoreVolvoMagazine is a better password then: p4ssw0rd!

Interesting. I will have to confer with our IT security manager and see what he says. We expire passwords every 60 days.
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