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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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Re: Nothing wrong wirh reusing passwords

About 8 years ago a system I use regularly started enforcing password changing via AD. There was much grumbling as the change timer is about 3 months and the old password cannot be a prefix of the new password which immediately rules out changing totalBollocks to totalBollocks1. Then someone pointed out to me that adding numbers into the password means it's treated as a completely different password. Thus:

totalBollocks

total1Bollocks

total2Bollocks

are all unique passwords.

This has served me well for the last 20 odd password changes.

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