Do You Use A Different Password For Everything?

@wmg2006 (5383)
United States
December 30, 2006 3:29pm CST
I use to do this until my little password book got filled up. This was when I first started on the internet(1997). Today I only use a few different ones, so my poor little brain can remember them instead of me carrying a big password book around. Do you have many or just a few?
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@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
I have like 3 diff password but they are all similar. I dont know why but I can remeber witch one gors on witch website lol
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
30 Dec 06
That is good that you can remember. I think I belong to way to many sotes that use passwords.
@cooky28 (739)
• Australia
31 Dec 06
no just the one.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I could not get by with just one. I think someone would figure it out eventually.
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@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I have two. It's my usual password and the one that I use when I am required to add a number too. :)
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
31 Dec 06
That is a good idea, I may resort to just two. One with numbers and one without.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I used to use different ones but like you my brain can't remember all of them and which went to what so now I use a very minimum of them.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Me Too!
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@joseph_v (212)
• India
30 Dec 06
well i use different passwords for each and every thing but i remember only few rest i will write them in a piece of paper and keep it with me always.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Yes this is what I had to do until I decided to just a few different ones.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I have to admit that I only have a few. I also have a program on my computer that remembers all the user names and passwords that I tell it to remember. Some websites are SO picky regarding all the rules that your password must follow! It's riduculous. It's like they think they are the only ones requiring a password these days.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I wonder how safe the program is if a hacker got into your computer though?
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I only have a few, things that I consider low risk, I might bunch them together under the same password, and as long as I remain problem free using this plan, I will continue but if I should run into any serious problem, than I guess I will pull out the old loose leaf...SS
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• Singapore
31 Dec 06
my memory is not that good after a mild concussion from a fall few years ago, so i always have the same username and same password...can you believe that whenever i change either the username/password, i will forget both when i try to log in to that website the next time? hehe...always happen..so to save time, i will always use the same
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• Malaysia
6 Mar 07
To me I use several different passwords which I can remember and several others which I have to refer to my book.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
2 Mar 07
i have too many things so i have picked 3 that i use on and off. its earier to remember then
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@bluewings (3857)
2 Mar 07
I always use different passwords for everything ,well almost and surely if they are related in any way.I don't trust the roboform( a password remembering software that does more) with my passwords coz what if my pc gets a virus and I can't use the roboform ? A good way to store passwords is in an external device that isn't accessible from the pc,like a floppy or a pendrive.I haven't felt the need yet ,but that is the best way I know of to avoid losing your passwords.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I only have a few of them that I use. I can't have a ton or I'd forget them all. And if I wrote them down then it probably would get stuck somewhere and I wouldn't remember where I put it. Since I had a child my brain is gone. LOL
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I only use three but each of them has a different number at the end that way my little red book has three pages and the number suffix has the name of website I use it for. This makes it much easier for me to find the password if I forget it.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
25 Jan 07
i actaully only have a few, sometimes i switch them around i know i probably should have more but like you i sometimes cant remember what they are so i go back to the old standbys
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@charlie69 (334)
24 Jan 07
No i use the same password that way i can remember it.
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@berry9 (590)
• India
24 Jan 07
initially this was my problem,I keep giving different password for different sites I sign up And when I try to access it next time,I would have forgotten it.I get very mad.Then I stopped and now I give just one password and not more.There are three passwods which I have been using,one of which I am Im making permanant use of.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm like you. I only use a few. There is one in particular unless I can't use it because its too short. My memory is not that good.
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@smille (831)
• India
24 Jan 07
yea i too used to hv lotsa passwards and ids earlier, but now a days only few accounts and i try to make same ids and passwards, so only d\few now.
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@mgr1987 (689)
• India
24 Jan 07
since i've a very poor memory i use the same password for my earning sites.i hope that nobody would find them.
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
24 Jan 07
I use unique passwords for online payments and other work related sensitive logins, in all the other sites and email accounts I just use one of three common passwords so guessing the right one wouldn't be hard.
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