Is it difficult to remembr Pass-words

Computerisation - Now-a-days, computers and internets is a part and parcel of living
India
January 28, 2009 4:02pm CST
Hello everyone here Ji, With due apology from every one, i am now poised to build up courage to ask such a questiion which may look silly to many, but for me it is very difficult. As we go on internetting, our area of activities keeps increasing, the number of sites, we start, number of userids and as well as their Pass-words keep increasing. I found it difficult to remembr. So a stage came in my way, that I opened a dairy and keep writing. There have also been sharing of experiences here, where we have discussed similar points and never came to conclusion, which is best method to come out safely from this situation. What should be best way and off-course a fool-proof method to adopt, so taht I remmebr my all pass-word at finger tips. Please do share your experiences may god bless you and have great time.
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20 responses
• United States
29 Jan 09
I have to keep a small notebook next to my computer to write all of my passwords and their corresponding sites into... otherwise, I'll completely forget ALL of my passwords.
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
30 Jan 09
I am the same. The more random you make the password to make it hard for someone to guess the harder it is for us to remember it. My memory is terrible these days and I can never remember passwords. Still if someone got hold of the note book they get the passwords so how to make that secure? I have all my really important ones written in code but if I do not use them for a while I look through my book trying to remember them. It is so hard.
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• United States
30 Jan 09
I have a small door on the top of my computer desk that locks, so I keep all my things in ther I need to keep secure - including my password diary. :0) I'm the only one with a key, and it's always on me, so I don't have to worry about anyone getting in there when I'm not home.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear explorations Ji and as well as shara1 Ji, It is very nice of you both for taking this discussion to new threads. I wish you read response No20, which is praise worthy, in order to maintain all Pw , where we can recall them. may god bless you and have great time.
• China
29 Jan 09
I have the same problem,too. but I can't help out this bad memory.since the last time i forget where i put my house keys and the net bank password, i begin to use a book to write all my net-IDs and their passwords.and everytime and everywhere i take it with me, but there is one question to think about indeed, it is not safe if you lost the book by carelessness. don't you think so? but so far,it is the best way for me to keep the passwords
• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear dingsansan Ji, I too do same ways, in addition, I take everything in Floppies/Cds and even on my Pen-drives. everything can not be mis-placed. may god bless you and have great time.
• China
31 Jan 09
thank you the same to you~ haha~
• India
29 Jan 09
Use ROBOFORM software. It remembers all your passwors. You only have to remember your master password. It a great solution on personal computer.
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• India
29 Jan 09
Hello my friend JAGANPADIR Ji, Wow!, you have given us a great solution. Tell me something more about it. may God bless you and have graet time.
• India
30 Jan 09
you'll get all more important info at roboform.com
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I write all of them down but I also put them in a folder off of my emails.
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• India
29 Jan 09
Hello my friend Lakota12 Ji, So nice of your way of remembering pass-words. May God bless you and have great time.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Jan 09
your welcome. and you also have a great day!
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
I am also a very forgetful person. Now I use my birthdate as my password which is quite easy to remember. Except for paypals which I specifically have a unique password and changes it every now and then. But I have also recorded them in my notebook in case of any different password that I apply.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my friend zandi458 ji, So nice of your positive response and i am fully satisfied with your fool-proof method of keeping remembering and as well as mainmtaining secrecy of your pass-words. may god bless you and have great time.
• United States
29 Jan 09
I've used this same password ever since I was 11 and my family got our first computer. If the site did not allow the password length, I'd always use a sequence of numbers that I knew would always stick with me.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear jacobLooby Ji, It is very nice of you for your positive response and methodology to remember them. may god bless you and have great time.
@josephb (219)
• Malta
29 Jan 09
oh yeah I love an hate passwords sometimes I forget some of them and some sites doesn't let you get the password back so that youcan start a new account and I really really hate it , and I love them cause they keep you safe
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear josephb Ji, So nice of you for your positive response, I think you should go through response No20 and make your rememberence easy and fool-proof. may god bless you and have graet time.
@anjel016 (330)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
I only used two user ids in many sites and one user id for let's say fishy sites. The password of my two main user ids are almost the same in pattern and most likely the same usage but different position. As for my user id for fishy sites, I only use the same passwords to all of them since I really don't care what happens on that account under that user id. Now that I am having lots of sites and different passwords for them, I keep them all in excel. I just put a password on that file so that no one can see them except me.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear anjel016 Ji, So nice of you for opening out your secret for remembering your pass-word. No doubt it is a fool-proof idea. may god bless you and have great time.
• India
29 Jan 09
Hi, actually i think it depends upon the password u have used in ur account like if u have used such a password that u use in ur daily work i don't think u should have any problem remembering your password now for example you are using ur own name for the password then i don't think there will be any problem to keep the password in your mind, now take another example like you are using this password AASSTR4875JUYI can you keep this password in your mind, at least in my experience i don't think so. SO my conclusion on this topic is that it depends on the user what password is he/she using.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello kingofhaker8303 Ji, Very nice of you for your positive way of response. You are right, it depends upon one's selection of pass-words, and then they are automatically registered in our memory and we seldom forget. may god bless You and have great time.
• Puerto Rico
29 Jan 09
I think it is difficult to remember passwords, especially if you are like me. I mean, I have different passwords for the different activities I do on online. For example, I have a password for all my online debt payment sites, a different password for my email accounts, and a different password for sites that I have subscribed to. So yeah, I would say it's hard. But I guess it helps to have everything written down.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear cmalvarez20 Ji, So nice of your response and at the same time, I fall at par with you, and as such i maintain a dairy on daily basis, keep it by the side of me, where no one touches. may god bless you and have great time.
@lokiblitz (169)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Its hard to remember passwords specially if you havent visited that site for a long while.I even forgot my passwords on my online game accounts.Its much easier to remember if you use that pass a lot.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear lokiblitz Ji, So nice of you for positive response and your suggestion to making using that site constantly is praise worthy. may god bless you and have great time.
@livewyre (2455)
29 Jan 09
I have two stages of passwords: 1. entry-level for forums and non-vital memberships 2. advanced - for banking and secure email etc.. Each level has just two passwords so I only have to remember four in total. I have often thought that I should keep a notebook next to my PC with the logons for each internet service but I have not yet got around to it. I don't think it's a great idea to keep them on a spreadsheet on your PC because your PC may be open to attack - a hacker would have much more of a problem trying to read your hand-written notes. On the other hand a visitor (wanted or unwanted) might make off with your notebook... so you should probably use some sort of encryption or shorthand that is obvious to you, but less easy for someone else to understand - if you have really bad hand-writing, that might qualify as encryption Those are my suggestions - I would say yes to a hand-written record, but I would make it so it would not make a lot of sense to someone who might see it.
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear livewyre Ji, So nice of you for responding with wonderful , admirable and appriciable logic to work out on maintaing pass-words. It is an examplary one to all of us here.. I think, everyone should follow this policy of two stages logic and a fool-proof hidden method in it. may god bless you and have great time.
• Ireland
29 Jan 09
I actually have the same password for all my sights or if requested i have the same password with the same numbers in the end of it....Bit risky i guess but i keep them as proper seecrets
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear headabnger Ji, I am happy you haveresorted your own unique way to remmebr an dkeep them secret as well. may god bless you an dhave great time.
• India
29 Jan 09
yeah i do forget password frequently..instead i had to lose my account many times for feeding incorrect password ....... is there somethin that collects our password on differnt site and gives it when needed......
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• India
30 Jan 09
Hello my dear rakon_road Ji, Wow!, you have given a great idea for yet another product, yes I think, it can be made and be very useful for many of us here. may God bless you and have great time.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
I try to keep my passwords simple so that I can easily remember it. I hate passwords that are a jumble of words and numbers and would be impossible to memorize. I do keep a small notebook for my passwords.
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• India
29 Jan 09
Hello my dear anne25penn Ji, So nice of your for your positive response, but how about your userids, it looks twisting for me. may god bless you and have great time.
• Mauritius
29 Jan 09
i write all the passwords in my diary. And whenever i am logging on a particular site i just check my password and id from my diary
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• India
29 Jan 09
Hello my friend emopwincess Ji, First i would wish to congretulate you for reaching your first mile-stone of 100 posts. Then I think, your way is the fool-proof method leaving no loop-wholes of forgetting. may god bless you and have great time.
• India
29 Jan 09
I don't remember passwords too. So, I have a simple trick. I have one password for everything....something I just cannot forget. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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• India
29 Jan 09
Hello my friend positiveminded1977 Ji, Wow! its ana great idea. may god bless you and have graet time.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
29 Jan 09
you are right.it is also difficult for me to remeber variouus username and passwords,i tried to keep a diary but my kids take it and say it aloud .so,i thought to keep one username and password for all the sites.and now i go to only mylot.
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• India
29 Jan 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, As I try and use I remmebr them, but at times I mixed them up for simple reason that, I forget. It is because of my age. So i keep a log-book and at the same time maintain in my PC a file which is further secured. May god bless you and have a great time.
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
28 Jan 09
To me it is difficult to remember passwords. I have an account/member with about 90 different websites and it is hard to remember those passwords. I do just like you, I keep my usernames and passwords stored in a notebook. Nobody is to touch that notebook but me. Many websites gives you the option for them to remember your password, but I never chose that option because I'm not the only one who use my computer.
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• India
28 Jan 09
Hello my dear alexis Ji, I am amazed at your capabilities to remeber and Log-on so many sites. I keep writing to many, whenever I am refeered by anyone, this may be another hinderence after paucity of time, that I am not able to remebr all pas-words. Every site wants eight digit PWds like banking accounts, which more than 11 digits now-a-days, it is very very difficult so better keep safely with another well remembered pass-word. In my case, I hav ecreated my own drive and that drive has a files and secured with PW. So tehre is no way for forgetting. But life is becoming tougher day by day as I am getting old day by day. may god bless you and have great time.
@loveyevi (513)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I also have this problem. I have many different user accounts and mainly used one of three "usual" passwords I have been using for a few years. A lot of sites have started asking for 8 digit or 8 numbers and letters passwords. None of my three matched this so I had to get creative and create new ones. Also I realised that if someone found out even one of my passwords they would easily be able to access a lot of my sites, with my name. There have been many times when I have type in a password that resembled something I could remember, just to find that I couldnt for the life of me remember what it was when I tried to log-in. I have started keeping a log of what my passwords are for which site. I do not see any other solution to this problem. Except maybe just use the same password for everything but that can be dangerous. Also keeping a journal may be dangerous as well cause someone could find it. I would recommend creating a hidden password protected file in your computer with your passwords. Just don't forget the password for that file cause then you really are in trouble.
• India
28 Jan 09
Hello my dear loveyevi Ji, It is very nice that your response is immediate and to the point and it is very much appriciable to note your suggestion by maintaing a Log-book file in my computer with secured PW. But we have to take a precautions. As am always shuttling down, I maintain 2 places copy of same file through out side drive like keeping in deskette/Pen-drive/Cds etc. may god bless you and have great time.