Do you use same User-ID and Password for all your Online Accounts???

@mnsrwt123 (2058)
India
March 14, 2008 11:06am CST
Hi to all, Its a pretty simple discussion i started here, that do you use smae User-ID and password for all your online accounts, Well i do use the same user-id and password for all of my online accounts... As there are numerous of sites in which we require to login to access the sites, and i can't remember each site's username and password, that's why i use a unique username and unique password for all of my online accounts. So, Tell me whether you use same User-ID and Password for all your Online Accounts??? And if your answer is no, then how did you remember all of your username and password. Thanks...
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39 responses
• Nepal
1 Apr 08
I am using different user and password for my online accounts but i am using a easy user name password for me so i cannt forget user id and password.
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
yup, thats exactly i don't think,,,lol i uses same user account everywhere...
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Apr 08
no not at all. i have almost all different id for all the acoonts i have. may it be mail ids or mylot accounts.i have few that i use same pw.
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
Ohh, but how you remember those different id's and password when you are surfing site away from your home... Thanks for replying...
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
1 Apr 08
No, i have different id and different passwords for everything i do on line. To do otherwise would be foolish blessed be
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
Well, i really find difficult to remember all those user's and password as i have almost 50+ online sites where i registered...even more than that...hehee
@wnbwnbwnb (427)
• China
1 Apr 08
Yes.or else I will forget some of them!
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
hmmm, i also don't able to remember all those id's and password...
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
yes i have the same username and password in all my online user accounts its easier to remember your username and pasword if all of them are the same, right
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
hmm, i agree with you Mhayelynna, but its not recommended to use same,,,lolz have fun.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
28 Mar 08
I am the same as you, I use the same username and password in all my sites, except mylot and paypal. Those two I keep seperate for reasons I don't want to explain. I belong to a lot of sites that I have to log in and so to make life easier for myself I did it this way because I would never remember all the usernames and passwords otherwise. But I have read where some people use different ones in every site because they say it is more secure that way. They have to write them all done so they know which ones they used where. I would find that too difficult and too time consuming. But that is just my preference.
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
yup, same is the case here Chrislotz, i also use same pwd and userid for mostly accounts... Thanks for your cool Response!!! Keep posting!!!
28 Mar 08
In general I prefer to use different user ID and passwords for different applications. It has been suggested that if you use the same ID and password for everything, it is easier for hackers to gain access to all your accounts. Simply by changing names and passwords can prevent problems and add to security
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
yeah its been suggested, and its really secure way of using accounts, but i really find it difficult to find the password when needed...lol Thanks for your Response!!! Keep posting!!!
• United States
14 Mar 08
I use different passwords and soemtimes different user ids for all the websites that I'm a member of. I keep scraps of paper nearby with the ids and passwords written on them. I don't find it hard to remember them even with random letters and numbers if I log in frequently.
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
14 Mar 08
Ohhh,,,thats cool that you always keep scraps of paper with you, I feel it uncomfortable to keep all these papers where i wrote my passwords... Keep posting!!!
@gemini_rose (16194)
21 Mar 08
I only use the same ones for the unimportant sites where nothing is really too important. For all my really important ones like banking and such I use different ones and I also change them every so often and then this way its harder for anyone to try and get into them. I have a book that I keep very well hidden that contains all my information should I forget anything, but it is all coded, written in a way that only I understand! So if anyone comes across it they have not got a clue what it is and what it means!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hi mnsrwt, absolutely not. I don’t use the same ID and password for all my online accounts. Of course one or two might be the same. I write down many pairs of usernames and passwords in my memorandum. In case I have forgotten I still can have something to refer. It will be rather helpful to such a forgetful person like me.
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@NCgirl (488)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
my usernames on some accounts are the same, but my passwords are always different. It's hard to remember them all really, but I'm good with organization, I keep a lists of my accounts online, and with passwords in it and what email address I used. I have email addresses everywhere too!lol I just have too much going on. I'm very keen with this, because you know, scammers are everywhere and I don't want my emailed be spammed by unsolicited emails.
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@ruby222 (4848)
31 Mar 08
I use a combination of diffrernt ones...it seems to work ok for me...i think oh well i will remember those few words...and usually i do!!..i think if i used different ones for each site..i would have to keep a notebook..and write them all down!!
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
yeah, you do have to take a notebook, as most of the above mylotter do, but i find it difficult to take a notebook and then search whether your userid and password is...lol..
@ruby222 (4848)
1 Apr 08
LOL..thats why i just use the combination of words!!!...but saying that its still easy to get mixed up with just using a few words!!..when i first started using a computer i didnt know that you could retrieve you passwpords from most places..so i had a lot more accounts than i needed to have had!!
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
I dont use the same user id and password for everything. I use the same user name and id for everything i sign up for with each email address. It keeps me from forgetting what email address i used.
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
1 Apr 08
hmm, thats also workable for you than its okk, Thanks for your Response!!! Keep posting!!!
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
26 May 08
Ditto. I too follow the same process because it is confusing when you are a member of many sites.No harm in it. MyLot code: veejay19
• Indonesia
26 May 08
i used to use different user-ids and passwords for my online accounts. but now it's getting more difficult for me to manage it, since i have numerous online account. so, i use the same user-id password for some "unimportant" accounts.
• United States
21 May 08
Good Question! No I don't, but I keep a journal that has all of my names and passwords in it. I did have them all the same for awhile but had a shared computer at the time and didn't like others knowing that my information was the same everywhere. Blessed Be ~D
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
21 May 08
No, I use different user IDs and passwords for different accounts. I feel like I have different personalities for different sites, lol! I do have to write them down and put them in my rolodex. My computer remembers most of them for me, but written records are there if I get into trouble!
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Most of the hackers are interested to stuff they can get money from it. So please keep bank account password secured.
• Romania
30 Apr 08
yes i always use the same pass and the same account....my account is registername and my password is starfish :)....................
• Singapore
19 Apr 08
Nah, of course not. It would be very bad practice if I have answered yes. Imagine if someone knows one of them, then he will know the rest.