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5/6/14 9:26 P

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I keep my passwords in a pretty spiral notebook on my desk. Most of the passwords are the same and I just flip between them.



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4/25/14 11:56 P

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For important things, I have several passwords are totally random gibberish to most folks, but they make sense to me. I also have some that I will use on more than one site because I'm not overly worried about the security (i.e. my book club's website.) I do not write them down although my mom has a copy of some key ones along with my will and life insurance info just in case.

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4/25/14 10:01 P

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i have awful time keeping up i have so many and i write them down lose them forget them so i wanna get book and try to write them all down i just put stuff off too much

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4/25/14 4:29 P

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I have 3 or 4 different passwords that I use and they are just stored in my brain. If anyone needed on my computer they'd be up a creek without a paddle. I sometimes have to go through all of them before I hit on the right one. It's a pain in the arse, but I had to change all of them after my brother and his wife broke into my computer. I only had 2 up until then. I should store them in an encrypted file and that way I wouldn't have to worry about it. Thanks, Dusty for a valuable reminder!!

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4/25/14 4:13 P

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I tend to use the same few highly secure passwords but I don't try to remember which goes where. I use the password saver feature in Firefox. For sites that only accept typed in passwords, I use the same one and like the others it's a nonsense password with random letters, numbers, capitalization, and punctuation. My husband knows that one. The others he knows how to get at.

I only change them when I have to.


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SAMTAY4187's Photo SAMTAY4187 Posts: 55
4/25/14 3:26 P

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I have a password keeper on my iPhone so I only have to remember 1 password.

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.DUSTY.'s Photo .DUSTY. Posts: 32,421
4/25/14 10:51 A

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Ever since the Heartbleed Bug, I've been meaning to get a Password Manager and although I've changed some of my passwords it all makes me so tired I want to just go back to bed.

Just like when Facebook first started. Sign up with your username and password and check in with your friends. Easy. Now you need a law degree to read the fine print, and to give up any rights that you and any future yous have for all eternity to Mark Zuckerberg, et al or whomever. But I digress, LOL!

Why does everything that used to be fun and simple end up being so complicated?


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.DUSTY.'s Photo .DUSTY. Posts: 32,421
4/25/14 10:31 A

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A password manager is a piece of software, or sometimes an online service, that helps you keep track of passwords and other login information.

Most are free.

Here are a couple of current articles from PC Magazine

The Best Password Managers
www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817
,2407168,
00.asp


From CNET (Scrolling down and reading through the comments might be worth your time.)
Beyond Heartbleed: Why you need a password manager
www.cnet.com/news/beyond-hear
tbleed-wh
y-you-need-a-password-manager


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4/25/14 9:45 A

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What's your strategy for keeping all your passwords, user ID's, PINs, usernames, etc. straight?

Do you:

Write them down and hide them under your mattress? I would forget where they are
Store them encrypted in a document on your computer? I would forget how to get to the document.
Write them on stickies and stick them on your monitor? I have done that
Store them on a portable USB flash drive with fingerprint recognition? Now that is a good idea
Put them in a file marked "Passwords"? Even better
Use a different password for each account you have? Good lord that would never work for me
Use a Password Manager? If so which one? Never heard of that. Explain.

How often do you change your passwords? Never and this message will self destruct in 15 seconds.
How many people in your life know your passwords? My DH I hope

I keep my passwords in a notebook and even that is iffy because sometimes I forget to write them down.


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4/25/14 8:29 A

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We use RoboFormô.
It's a great tool.


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.DUSTY.'s Photo .DUSTY. Posts: 32,421
4/25/14 12:46 A

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What's your strategy for keeping all your passwords, user ID's, PINs, usernames, etc. straight?

Do you:

Write them down and hide them under your mattress?
Store them encrypted in a document on your computer?
Write them on stickies and stick them on your monitor?
Store them on a portable USB flash drive with fingerprint recognition?
Put them in a file marked "Passwords"?
Use a different password for each account you have?
Use a Password Manager? If so which one?

How often do you change your passwords?
How many people in your life know your passwords?

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