Do you keep a same password for all your email/bank accounts?

India
May 7, 2007 2:31am CST
I always ensure that I maintain a separate password for a different mail/bank account. This obviously provides good security, but at times it becomes a headache for me to remember so many different passwords. Do you keep a single password for all your accounts?
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@youless (87159)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jun 07
No, of course they are different. As bank account password is much more important and it'll be complicated than the email account password.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
yes i do! for most of my accounts, online.. some arent really the same, some has numbers, others starts with a capital letter. i tend to make changes just to make it not exactly the same but more or less it is the same because i only got one phrase for all of it.. it's easier to memorize that way and there wont be any trouble of forgetting it. we think about so many things everyday.. and we do not use these passwords as often, so the tendency is that we will forget it especially when we do not use it as much and there will be 7 different passwords that we will have to memorize! and writing them all down is also not advisable, what if we happen to lose that sheet of paper or the notebook that we use to write everything down! it would be a very big loss in our part!:)
@mani123 (354)
• India
11 Jun 07
yes, i keep single password for sevaral accounts.. i take three pws.. one for banking,one for browsing,one for mails
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@miryam (6510)
• Italy
22 May 07
i've 3 account mail... a passworld are the same, easy for me..... so i dont wrong....
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
22 May 07
For many of my sites I do use the same password. I have about three I use regularly depending on how many letters and/or numbers are required. Some of the banking sites I use require you to change your password frequently, so I keep a notebook under lock and key where I can keep track of them. I couldn't possibly remember them all. I have to use a pencil and eraser to constantly change them.
• Philippines
22 May 07
shhh... it's one of my secrets! i have the same password to all my accounts as well as i have the same pin numbers on all my atm cards/credit cards. it is easier for me to remember these passwords. me and my husband are the only ones who knew my passwords.
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
22 May 07
search the net andlearn harry loraynes tecnniques to remember things in your life it will help to remember lot ofthings no need to keep pen and paper improve your memory and rememberall those passwords.
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@GardenGerty (91157)
• Marion, Kansas
8 May 07
The only things that I use the same passwords on is things that do not matter anyway. I have a little notebook with alphabetical tabs that I put sites, banks, etc. on and then put in the password for each.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 May 07
I am very careful about security especially online and especially when I use bank accounts, so I have different passwords for different accounts. I have a book beside me with all the different passwords and accounts in, everything from Mylot to my own personal email accounts, it is not good to have one password for all, especially with hackers and scammers around.
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@kcrysea (196)
• Philippines
7 May 07
sometimes... if i have different password i have to make sure that its easy to remember hehehe...
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• United States
7 May 07
I use different ones but since I don't have a good memory I have a book that I keep my user names and passwords in. I keep it in a safe place that only I know where it is.
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
Certainly different sets... for my security but i agree it can be frustating when i lost one before...
@gradyslady (4056)
• United States
21 Sep 07
No, that can get really really dangerous.
@obukohwo (302)
• Nigeria
11 Jun 07
I use different passwords but are alternated arround the various sites i use. And i do not have to forget any of my passwords since i have them in my head.