Do you maintain one password for all accounts?

@zedlav23 (458)
Philippines
March 10, 2009 12:21pm CST
Setting up an online social network requires you to set up usernames and passwords from each networks. As a personal policy, i maintain a single password for all my networks, however, when it comes websites that entails financial information i always make sure that it's as complicated as possible. I make sure that it is something not related to my special dates, special people, or anything that can be easily associated to me. How about you, do you maintain one password only for all accounts?
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Hi, zedlav23! Yes, I do maintain one password for my accounts. It is easier this way for me. I choose a password that is unique and easy to remember. But, if I have to do the number thing, I will pick and choose one that is complicated. I don't want anyone knowing my password..
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@zedlav23 (458)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
I have actually also thought of keeping only one password for all, but i'm hesitant because if someone happens to get an access to one of my accounts, then he can already infiltrate everything, that's the reason why for my financial accounts, i make sure that it's different. I guees what i will need to do is to keep my memory always sharp to avoid being locked out. ;)
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@Jae2619 (1485)
• United States
10 Mar 09
For sites like this, or stuff that's not majorly important if someone took the time to figure it out, i keep the same password, but for my bank accounts, credit card accounts, as well as paypal, they all have different passwords with lots of different keystrokes, for personal reasons.
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@zedlav23 (458)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Thanks for participating Jae2619. I guess we all have the same idea and certain ways of securing ourselves in this rather vulnerable internet. Let's just hope that all these precautions we make will be stronger than the curiosity of hackers and thieves.
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@delkar (1716)
• Romania
10 Mar 09
Well, as for me, it`s a little different. I use to have at least 3-4 passwords. I wrote them to paper in the begining, but after few days, i already know what password i have on every website. I have passwords with at least 20 characters, numbers and lettres too. It`s not related to my name, birth or friends name, or ex-girlfriends names, because it will be so easy to find out. But the passwords are a combination of different numbers and lettres that only i know. Not even my family, i`m sure that they don`t know at least one word or some numbers in there... They don`t have a clue! it`s safer. Less people think that they know my pass, less chances that somebody will broke my pass.
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@akki16 (81)
• India
11 Mar 09
Your strategy is quiet good. But i think one should maintain a single n the complex password. It is easy to remember n complex as well. So far i have maintained a single password .
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@Jlowe110 (313)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I have 5 different ones. When I sign up for something, I choose a random one. There all really difficult and you couldn't guess them for anything. I have a 6 letter one, 12 letter one, 7 letter one, 24 letter one (for anything that lets you have that many), and a 10 letter one. I've done this for the past 5 years, and it works out fine. If I ever need to go back to a site i'm signed up for a year later, I can usually remember the password. I however use 123456 if I don't think its too important and don't need it to be secure.
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@ronharold (556)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Yeah I also have one to two passwords in my accounts. Also just like you, I have complicated passwords when it comes to my financial accounts.
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@arcidy (5017)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Now I do before I use to use different accounts and sometimes I forget what password I used which was annoying. But now I pretty much use the same password for everything I do so I dont forget the password like ive done in the past lol.
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@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
16 May 09
Hi zedlav23, I use different passwords in different networks for the purpose of safety. Yeah, it’s not wise to use any combination of numbers or letter which are related to our personal matters like birth date, phone number, address, vehicle number as our passwords. We are advised to change those financial passwords every now and then, so that they are always safe from misappropriating. Happy posting
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
15 May 09
I always use different passwords for different purposes. I have this "stupid password" that no one can ever guess that I use on my unimportant social networking accounts - of course automatic permutation of all symbols and characters and numbers is not considered "guessing" :P that's hard coded trial and error; then I have a few more passwords for the more important accounts :D I used to forget my passwords often but that doesn't matter too much as long as I remember the password to my email since I can simply ask them to reset my password and they'll send the link to my email :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@diansinta (7554)
• Indonesia
12 May 09
Hi there zedlav23, i almost join all site to look for a legitimate one. LOL Usually i use the same id but different passwords on each site. To keep those passwords i put it in my cellphone short note. So when ever i forgot the passwords, i just open my cellphone. LOL Happy posting always, oxoxo'dian from bali island..
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
7 Apr 09
generally the user name and my mail id will be same for all the websites i join. but i have given password differently in each website.some with 6 letter password and some with 8 letter password. i will forget if i give different username and passwords. so i have put same username in all websites i join,and password for one or two websites are different,as they asked for 8 letters password.
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
I have 2 to 4 kinds of password ^_~ lol I dunno, I just feel like it.
@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I have learned the benefits of passwording account that don't matter with the same password but anything with important information I have many different passwords. LOL!! sometimes I forget what the pass words are and have to reset them.. I'm so good I lock myself out of my sh!t.
• India
11 Mar 09
no for all personal id i maintain same password and for tempoary registration i use common password.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
11 Mar 09
Mainly the same, except that some sites ask for more digits or combination of big and small letters and digits as well. It is easier to log in and shift from time to time.
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
11 Mar 09
Well I am actually working on many sites. I becomes difficult to remember password sometimes. That's why I am a set of combination which are really good from my point of view. There are around four to five combination of password. Hence if one goes wrong then try second one. This way you can secure your password and even unique for some sites.
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Yeah,I maintain a single password and user name.I think its hard to have different user names in different websites.There is also a tendency that youll forget it.Its really better to have the same information so that it wont take long for you to login to a certain website..
• India
11 Mar 09
hi..even i used to keep same passwords for all my accounts..it will be easy to remember..and we can avoid confusions..sometimes we will forget the passwords to which accounts it belongs to..so its safety to keep same passwords for all accounts..
@rtslvtwy (1091)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 09
I would maintain a common password and login name for most of those that I use online that is not banking related. For those banking related or my paypal accounts, I would always try to use a different login and password for security purposes. But, it is much easier to remember a common password and login name as nowadays we are usually attached to numerous sites on the internet.
@lingzi (568)
• China
11 Mar 09
Hi,zedlav23, i do maintain one password for all accounts. it's easy to remember.