Obfuscated password storage by fictitious telephone numbers
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I have worked on several systems logins that require 14 digit passwords and password rotation every 60 days. I do not always remember passwords, so I use a code with a numerical beginning and ending concatenated to a name.
I keep passwords in the cell phone telephone listing and in my written phone book. The nonsense listings are real people whom I would never call and dead relatives with valid area codes, etc.
I have a listing of numbers (ready-made passwords) for when I get the annoying password expiration message.
For example, decoding the telephone listing:
Charlie Peterson 651 319 1761
produces passwords such as:
319charlie1761 or 1761charlie319
319charlie1761 or 1761peterson319.
For systems that screen for real words,
1671eilrahc913 or 319eilrahc1671
1671osretep913 or 319osretep1671
The reordered phone numbers are easy to find in a cell phone or datebook. A simple PDA program can do the sorting.