How can we avoid remembering passwords?

@lena2000 (2392)
Belgium
February 21, 2007 1:56pm CST
I'm completely fed up with having to remember 20+ passwords for different systems inside and outside of my company. On top of this, they all change with different intervals. What can I do?
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@atrocious (209)
• Nepal
21 Feb 07
It's really hard to remember 20+ passwords which are completely different and all of them change regularly. We are just mere human beings and if I was you I will never be able to memorize 20 passwords. If I were to remember that many passwords I would have written them down somewhere,used a password manager or used the same password for all accounts. But I know that this method is not that secure.
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
That would also mean ANY can access that certain information. Saving the passwords on the computer is not really safe in an open environment. I would suggest maybe a notepad or such which you can carry in your bag or pocket, yet not to big for you to notice or feel it as you walk around. -Andy
@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
22 Feb 07
Biometric recognition sounds like a very reasonable choice, but it's not exactly there yet. There are many areas that the use of such a technology is economically impossible at the moment. I think that some time in the future biometric security methods will become much more wide-spread, but for now, try to use tools like a password wallet. Many phones are equipped with this feature, a place where you can store user names and passwords, using one global password for all of them. If you manage to find a secure enough phone, and keep a backup list somewhere really safe (in case your phone is lost or stolen), you might stand a chance. Also, it would be a good idea to avoid describing what each user name and password saved in your password wallet is used for, so in case someone does manage to access them, they wouldn't know where to use them. Again, some security issues arise from this, but it beats passwords retrieval every time you forget!
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 07
hmmm, may be you could write it on your gadget like phonecell or personal digital asistant ? so you won't forget it, like me, I always write my password list on my phone cell under hidden (I think hidden enough for others to search) directory, but if your brain memory is always train to memorizing those password will make your brain more sharp I think, just IMHO.
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@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
22 Feb 07
There is a definite need for alternate forms of identification. The question becomes 'what are the security risks?'. Any form of security has its risks, but we need to find ways to minimize these risks and provide convenience at the same time.
@fub21a (197)
• Australia
22 Feb 07
There are a few programs which can help you keep track of them otherwise I write my down in a diary and keep it with me as I have lots of pwds I need to know and remember.
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@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
22 Feb 07
There is a definite need for alternate forms of identification. The question becomes 'what are the security risks?'. Any form of security has its risks, but we need to find ways to minimize these risks and provide convenience at the same time.
• Portugal
26 Feb 07
I advice you to install this program: "My Password Manager", the passwords are encrypted and I think it'll make your job must easier! ;)