Password Puzzles...

Passwords... - Passwords...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
February 22, 2009 9:16am CST
With all the websites on the internet that want you to sign up for their sites it usually means remembering a lot of passwords, unless you use the same one all the time which isn’t a really good idea b/c if someone manages to figure out your password then they have access to everything. Every account I have has a different password and I change them every month to make it even harder on would-be hackers. I have lots of passwords online from the bank to various emails…I have 7 email accounts…from ebay to game sites. Not just my own either, I have several for my Mom’s accounts and my niece and Hubby. Thankfully I found RoboForm to help keep track of them. Hubby got me started using it and it sure has been a blessing. No writing them down, no trying to remember…I just save the sign in and password and then it fills it in when I go there again. I even printed out all of them and put a copy in my safe in case my pc crashes. I’ve been at my Moms and seen her desperately trying to remember a user name and password and it takes awhile to remember it or to hit on the right one. How do you remember your passwords? Do you use a different one for different sites? Have you ever lost an account b/c you couldn’t figure out the password? [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Firefox remembers my passwords for me! Good thing, too, because I have 6 email accounts and lots and lots of survey sites and stuff. That's a good idea, putting the passwords in the safe--does anyone have the combination? They'd come in handy if you were to suddenly die or be incapacitated but not if nobody can get to them!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Hubby has a key so he can get to it if necessary but you did raise a good question...I see another discussion forming LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Feb 09
years ago I tried the robo thing and I dont know what but it wasnt compatable with the puter I had so I never use it again. I have my passwords wrote down to every program I am in and yup have different ones every where.
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• India
22 Feb 09
I have three sets of passwords. one for my banks, which i keep changing every month or so another for my email accounts which i change every 3-4 months and one for other sites which really do not matter. These I do not change and it remains constant across websites. It becomes much easier to manage. When i change, i change it across the board. the first time I log on.
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@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
My problem with that is trying to remember which USERNAME I used with which website, mainly because my "universal" username is usually taken.
23 Feb 09
Hi twoey68, i don't go to many sites so I don't have to remember that much and beside, my hubby knows my password and if I get stuck, its hubby to the rescue. Tamara
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
23 Feb 09
That is a lot to remember! Sadly I am one who has just one password, but it is a little strange. The password issue also reminds me about a news story I saw about what we would do if a loved one were unable to get into important things like bank accounts, charge cards and other password protected things. If, say a parent, sibling, or spouse were in a coma, how would family be able to help take care of things?
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
I only use two email addresses with the same passwords and two usernames with two passwords too. Even with just two passwords, thee are times when I get a mix-up of different passwords and usernames.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Hi twoey68! Oh my, I do have a lot of passwords to remember. I have forgotten some of the passwords of the sites I have joined before and I can no longer access them. Although the sites have this feature of sending the password through email in case one have forgotten it. However, I really didn't bother with it anymore. I have a few sites and accounts that i am maintaining and I use different passwords with each. I wrote all of them in a small notebook just in case I have forgotten them. My memory sometimes fail me once in awhile. haha.. Take care and blessings to you always! lovelots..faith
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
What you do is really sensible. I do use the same password for some things but my banking, my blog, PayPal etc definitely have different passwords, in other words the important stuff has a different password for each one. I have mine recorded in a secret place as I generally do forget, especially sites I don't log into every day.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
I use one and then I have an alternate one so that I don't forget, it has to be one or the other.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I have a small notebook that I keep by my computer. In it, I write down all my passwords and user names as well as the little question that they ask sometimes to prove who you are. If you really have lost the password there is usually a button you can hit. They will ask for your e-mail and then send you a new password. Once you sign in with that then you re-create a new one for yourself. Writing it all down works really well for me as I tend to forget as well.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Feb 09
My mom is the same as yours she is always forgetting her passwords...but then so would I if I didn't write them down. I hadn't thought of printing them off like that but I do have a address book and that is how I keep the sites I am joined to in order and by what email I used and the many different passwords I have. I have told my mom to to the same but she is always writing stuff in a tablet then my little sister is always taking off with it to use it. I told her a small address book small enough to fit in her purse or a place that is secretive.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hi twoey~ I try to use different passwords for different accounts. I have gotten myself in trouble a few times because I couldn't remember which password went to which account when my computer went down or when my computer guy was fixing something and had to clean out certain parts of the memory. I have learned to write them down in a book so that I will remember them. I feel that for me that is the best way. So for each site I have the password and the username written down in a book all in one place.
• China
23 Feb 09
actually i am puzzled for password too. i am lazy girl, i mean i can't remember so different password, so i set the same and simple password, i know it's not safe. i have to change into complicate number,but i usually forget. later i write down the password when i sign in the website. if i forget it i look the notebook.now i am worried what if i lost my notebook?
@littleowl (7157)
22 Feb 09
Hi twoey, I have several sites on the net and have different passwords for them but most of the time have to write them down 1. so they are there if I forget them and 2. when I change them then I know which ones I have used as you can never use a password you have used before...if I didnt do that I would forget lol...hugs littleowl
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Oh I hate having to use passwords for everything, I can't remember most of them, and I don't like having to come up with a password, there are a lot of sites I don't join if I have to come up with a password because I'm running out of words..lol. My computer has some kind of program on it that saves all my passwords for me, if I sign up for something, a little window comes up and it asks me if I want to save it now or save later. If it weren't for that I wouldn't remember anything, I do have them all down on paper too. I've never lost an account, I'll just go and change the password.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I pretty much use the same password - except for the bank
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
22 Feb 09
your husband had a good idea. if i don't write the passwords down i forget what they are or which one they go to. duh!
• United States
22 Feb 09
I have a list of log-ins that I refer to when signing in. I have 95 sites I visit, some more than others. MyLot, MyYearbook, Satisfaction are my fave social sites. The rest are for writing. Anyway, I am afraid to let Microsoft memorize my passwords. If I get a message from a site of which I am a member, sometimes there is no need to sign in. But if I want to comment or vote, then the log-in screen comes on. If I don't enter my log-in correctly (case sensitive), I'm refused entry. I get confused because I use different passwords for each site.
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
22 Feb 09
well it may not always be a good idea to have a program that remembers your password because what if someone got into that database where all the password are stored better off to just write things down in a file on the computer on in a folder give yourself a couple hints to remember what they are oh i see you did that printing out a copy to keep just in case is a really good idea i usually pick passwords that are easy for me to remember that are unique to myself and no one else that way if someone tried to figure it out it wouldnt be easy i only have one email account that i check regularly makes easier to have the same email for different places so you dont have to remember more then one email address i could see where if you had to do that could get a little tough remembering them all