Do you remember all your online Passwords

@gtdonna (1740)
March 5, 2011 9:24am CST
With the wide expansion of Internet and so many websites one cna join and be a member of, how well do you remember your passwords? For me I am a member of over 100 websites and some have the same passwords, but some I sometimes can't remember the password and have to use the 'Password reminder' tool where the website asks you to enter your email address and send you the password or sends a link to create a new password. What about you? Can you remember all your online passwords?
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I don't use as many web sites as you, but I still have to keep track of several passwords. For things that are unimportant, I use the same password for all, but for more sensitive accounts that someone could cause trouble if they got into, I have a special file that I keep, listed with the name of the site. I keep it on a flash drive, but with nothing that identifies what it is or means. Even then, I sometimes forget to enter it and have to use the password reminder.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
That's great, just don't loose that flash drive
@peavey (16866)
• United States
29 May 11
Actually, I have it on two separate flash drives, so the chances of losing them both are pretty small.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
5 Mar 11
I try to keep the same password for all my accounts but because some sites require special characters or longer passwords, I had to abide. I keep a list of my passwords, and aside from that, I only have at least 4 different passwords to memorize that I try and retry if I happen to forget.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Yes me too, but whener some websites require a number, i just add one that means something to me and it works for me
@louievill (19981)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I remember my passwords by doing an association, it's really simple but it takes practice and a little time to learn, I do it this way, say a site sounds similar to the name of my friend, then I create a password that is my friends name, if it sounds or means something in my native tongue then I create a password in my native tongue that's associated with the site. I learned it reading a book when I was young titled " how to develop a supper power memory"something, well I did not develope a supper memory but it taught me to remember easily As we already know, creating same password for different sites is risky business, to store them in the computer also has risks not unless it is coded. I keep a small note book to write down passwords and pin numbers just in case and keep it locked up, and yes the real important ones are also coded.
@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
That's a great way to remember password, maybe I should try it. Thanks for sharing
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
5 Mar 11
For those that I regularly visit I do remember all their passwords because I don't use the remember this password option from my browser. I key them in manually each time so that my fingers will remember them even if my mind forgets!hehe! For those random sites that I don't usually visit I use a generic password which is the same since time immemorial. But once in a while I still do use the forgot my password option! lol!!
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Happens ot the best of us, so much to keep up with online, it's a wonder our brains function
@sais06 (1288)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Hello gtdonna. I have been also a member of several websites and I use the same password for all of them because I just have difficulty remembering different passwords and I believe most of us does. Now the problem is that I used different usernames so I try all usernames I have if ever I forgot what username I used to login for a particular website. I know it's not recommended to use the same passwords but I guess this is the option I have to choose for myself.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
I tend to stick to the same username as well for many websites, but some I change to more identify with who I am, thankfully now most new websites just need an email address to login
@callito (99)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I joined to many sites as well. What i did id went to my email and look on all the site I signed up for and change my password so that it would be same. Now it's more easy for me. But I sometimes also forget the username. It's so hard to remember all this.
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@sais06 (1288)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Hi callito. I guess we have made the same solution and ended with the same problem as well. Welcome to myLot.
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@akp100 (13391)
• India
5 Mar 11
I am using too many websites too.. But because of security purpose i have use different passwords too for some important sites. So yeah remembering all passwords is the hard task.. and writing them in system is also not a good idea. Generally I used to remember all of them.. So far i never had problem like forgetting password in important sites.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Good memory...I wish I could do that
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
29 May 11
I too, am a member of many websites. And I could really understand the problem of remembering all of my passwords. But, I make it easy on myself as I only have a handful of passwords that I keep recycling over. I might not get it right the first time, but I get in after a few tries. Sometimes, I do use the reminder too.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Yes i recycle some of mines too and for those websites that needs a number at the end, I just use the common passwords I use before and tack on a number at the end
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
29 May 11
I have all my passwords stored hard copy in a special notebook and also on another off line computer. I do not forget them but sometimes the site for some odd reason or another rejects it and says invalid or error when I know it isn't and so it makes me change the password when that happens I do change it but then immedeately make the change in my hard copy and on the offline computer. I do use some passwords the same for some sites but different for others. I have over 100 sites too I use.
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• Germany
29 May 11
I'm using "Notes" iPhone app to save all my passwords there so i never forget them, but unfortunately sometimes i can't find my phone when i need it.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
And that is the drawback about using devices to store password, be safe my friend
• Slovenia
6 Mar 11
oh I'm good with memory and stuff, but still I don't have same passwords everywhere, so I also forget some and have t request them from time to time. it's very annoying, but we aren't human computers right, so it's normal we forget some, rite.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
I tend to do this as well, just have one password for unimportant websites
6 Mar 11
If you are on so many websites and you are active with each of them then i guess you must spend a lot of time in front of the computer. It may then be easier for you to remember a lot of passwords as you are always on the computer. Many systems allow the computer to remember the details, like the login name and the password, so it is easy to get on with things and you are not often having to remember your details. I am not on that many websites, i work and that keeps me busy, but some passwords are the same or similar, i find it quite easy to remember things but if ii did forget my password then i am so glad that we have the password reminder to save us.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Well yes I am and also my line of work means I need ot use the ocmputer a lot...I do not like password recovery, so i try to keep some the same password at times
• United States
6 Mar 11
I have so many passwords for various websites it is impossible for me to remember them all. I would never use any online tool or listing of all my passwords. There are too many hackers around who might get my password list of important websites, banking, credit card, etc., etc. Instead a have journal where I keep all my websites with their passwords in alphabetical order.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
That's a greta way of keeping them...I am with you about those hackers out there
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
6 Mar 11
I pretty much use the same password in every venture I am in online. I mostly do surveys and work about 25 really good sites and about 200 not so good sites. Most of the sites I have the same password but some sites don't allow a password without numbers as well as letters and so those ones I have to add a number after my password and sometimes I forget what that number is. I have tried to change them all now to have the same numbers after the password but some sites don't send me very many surveys and so I haven't gotten to all of them yet. Some of the survey sites don't let you use numbers, only letters, so I can't even make them all the same so I do have a problem sometimes getting into the site and I get frustrated sometimes over it because I have to ask for help. I used to have a list with my passwords but somehow I've lost that list and haven't really had the time to make another one but I guess I should just find the time to do it.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
WOW! an onliner like me...it can be a task keeping up with passowrds these days...I commend you
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
6 Mar 11
I usually use the same password for most things, but some sites have other requirements such as having to use at least one or two numbers and that kind of thing. The one I have the most problem with is my bank website. It seems that every time I forget what the password is, I send for it and they make me change it! I try to email myself the new password but then the next time I forget what it was I have to do it all again because I can't find the email I had sent myself! How silly is that?
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
That's true, so what i do is I add the number to the end of my usual password as well
• United States
6 Mar 11
Yes I do because I write them down in a notebook that I keep my computer.
@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Nice, hope no one else cna see that note book and steal your information
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
6 Mar 11
I have a bunch of different passwords also. I have a very poor memory and can't remember them all. I have an index card box beside my computer, and when I join a new site or use a new password for something I fill out an index card for it. So far that has worked out very well. I have used the reminder tool a few times but sometimes it takes hours for them to get back to you, and I am very impatient! With the cards I can get the info right away.
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
Good way to remember them, just kepe them safe
@musicman6 (2371)
• United States
6 Mar 11
With all the passwords and user names that I use, I keep a list of them in the Yahoo mail , notebook pad , so when I can't remember one I haven't used in a while, I can access it, from any computer, even when I am not at home ! But, I only keep my unimportant ones on there! My important ones, like for the bank accounts, I keep on a flash drive, and on paper locked in a safety box, where no one can access them!
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
WOW! That's an idea, a safety deposit box, hmm maybe I shoudl do that, thanks for the tip
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
6 Mar 11
don't use the same username and password. It is simply not safe. Work out a scheme offline and record them at home. Be safe. Then again 100 website memberships? You must have lots of time in your hands to log on to them every day. How do you manage?
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
It's not the websites membership, it is all about my line of work as a Website developer, Consultant, marketing and Graphics design manager and small business owner. So you will find that work takes me to various websites and of course my tons of emails address to keep them all aprt. I am on the ocmputer from 8am to 5pm for work and then again around 7pm to midnight
• Jordan
6 Mar 11
I am amember of alot of websites too, and what I do to remeber all my passwords is I save my usernames and passwords in my cell phone( I write them in a massage and save it in my drafts ).
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@gtdonna (1740)
29 May 11
I do hope that you never loose that cell phone...that would be a treasure trove for hackers...be safe my friend