Friday, March 20, 2009

[Tips] An easy to remember and yet "strong" password

My girlfriend have multiple passwords for multiple website, email, and desktop login, and one of common phase I hear from her is "oh oh, I forgot my password lieu!", and usually she will tear her hair up, with a very worry face (as shown in picture above), here's my tips to her on creating an easy to remember yet "security" strong password, I hope it will benefits others as well.

  1. Think of a short phrase that easy for u to remember, type out the phrase without space. For example,"YouJumpIJump", "Whyusolazyanddirty"
  2. Append the phrase with the website you wants to log into, for example "YouJumpIJumpFacebook"
  3. For every phrase, replace all vowels to a special character that easy for u to remember, for example:
  • "a" with "^" or "@"
  • "e" with "3"
  • "i" with numeric "1"
  • "o" with numeric zero, i.e. "0", or with "()"
  • "u" with "*"
4. Thus, phrase above will translated with "Y()*J*mp1J*mpF@c3b()()k".. easy isn't it..

Here are some more example:

"YouJumpIJumpHotmail" -> "Y()*J*mp1J*mpH()tm@1l"
"iLoveDurianYahoo" -> "1L()v3D*r1@nY@h()()"
"JamesLoveUXP" -> "J@m3sL()v3*XP"

Hope u like it..

PS: The fact is my darling did not tear her hair, I just make it up to spice up the story, sorry Darling....ha ha..

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A little fun game for my Girl Friend

My girl friend will be away from me for few days, so I wrote her a letter which read :


Warning, you have 5 minutes to find out the hidden message from the picture below, and send the hidden message to +60-16-XXXXXXX before 10:50pm.. failing to do so.. Muah ha ha ha..

You could request up to three hints to decrypt this message, to request a hint, type
“Help me Dar, hint hint please” to +6016XXXXXXX.
  • One kiss will be charge for this first hint given out
  • 10 kisses will be charge for the second hint
  • 20 kisses + 30 minutes massage from you will be charge if third hint given out..
Good Luck!!!

So, to my dear reader, could you decrypt the message from the picture above, here are same tips I given out to my girl friend (Note, to solve the puzzle, it's best to print out the picture on piece of paper);

  1. A lot of people still believe that the world is "Flat"
  2. When attempt to solve a problem, one must consider every possible angle
  3. Lay the letter flat on your hand, about 30-40cm away from your body, close one of your eye, slowly raise your hand up till the letter is same height with you eye.