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    How To Keep Passwords Safe

    Most of us now a days forget about passwords and i am not different. Every web site i sign up with require me to enter a strong password and most of it will require to have a number , a character or sometimes even a special character to make it strong. Off-course this sort of complex password can not be memorized so i want to ask the web masters in this community that how do they memorize their passwords or how they keep their passwords safe if they put it in a document.

    Tell me if you guys have some brilliant ideas as i have an app in my smart phone which will let me store passwords but what happens if i lose my phone. What the best practive to keep passwords safe from unwanted people and at the same time do not make life difficult .

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    I used to have this problem, but I found that having a sort of "code" for my passwords works well. I like to use a name that has a significance to me, but others wouldn't know about (such as my mothers middle name) then the last few digits of my social security number, zip code, or something of that nature. That usually passes the secure password tests, as long as I make the first letter a capital.

    To remember passwords and not lose them, I think that the safest way is to write them down on paper in real life and leave it in a hidden place near your computer for security. Or having a secret, locked folder on your computer or phone that you need a password to get into and keeping your passwords in there, but that's a little more risky because if something happens to your phone or computer and you lost that information it would be a very difficult and trying experience to try to remember the passwords that you had saved in it.

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    sheepishwolf Do you mean you keep the passwords same for all the websites . I would keep the same password for all of the websites i have a profile as i think its unsafe as if some body knows one of your password then he will have access to all of websites. Any other suggestions to remember password as this one have not appealed me

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    I actually use the same password for most sites. I have the worst memory. I did start keeping a text file on my computer with a list of my favorite sites and passwords but that doesn't feel too safe. Mostly, I use the same word and use a variation of it by having a different number or special character at the end of the password. What I really need is a better memory

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    What I do is usually keep the same password for several sites.

    That way I do not forget.

    May not be the safest but still.

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    Just use a password no one else will ever know, then use it over and over again. Make it really long with a mix of numbers and letters and tell no one, not even your bestie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niklerd View Post
    Just use a password no one else will ever know, then use it over and over again. Make it really long with a mix of numbers and letters and tell no one, not even your bestie.
    Same with me, I only use one secured and strong password for many sites. I don’t save anywhere else since I remember it so well. For websites that I seldom use it and there is no need to protect my personal information, I use “incorrect” as a password. So that if it tells me “you’ve entered an incorrect password” then that is my hint.

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    I use two different ways to keep my passwords safe. One way is for my most often used passwords I use Norton Vault that way all my passwords for different sites can be different. The second way is on my computer I encrypt all my hard drives and then use an encrypted excel spreadsheet. So even if someone where to steal my computer they would be very unlikely to get my passwords.

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    Use songs.
    Create a password based on song lyrics, you will never forget that lyric and if you forget the password just hum the song and you will easily remember which password it is.

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    Always use capitals, small, charaters and numbers in a password, although some stupid sites will not let you! Example: ?John_2013WWW?

    I use Instant Lock for to secure a folder and store all mine in a Word doc, I also have a copy in the safe, and heavily encrypted on my server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by win2win View Post
    Always use capitals, small, charaters and numbers in a password, although some stupid sites will not let you! Example: ?John_2013WWW?

    I use Instant Lock for to secure a folder and store all mine in a Word doc, I also have a copy in the safe, and heavily encrypted on my server.
    Yes, if you have a decent knowledge of encryption, storing it online on a secure site, or your own server is a good option.

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    I never write down my password. I don't think I ever have, even since I first started using them many years ago. My brain is riddled with so many passwords to so many different things, it's actually pretty hilarious.

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    Re: How To Keep Passwords Safe

    I mainly keep my passwords in a notepad. I've recently started doing this since I signed up on a handful of websites. A week or month later, I guessed and guessed but only got a few correct. Most of the time, there's usually an option that says "Forgot your password?" That usually helps, but I was tired of doing that all the time, and validating my email and whatnot, so now, I write my passwords down in a small notebook that I keep near me. Pretty efficient and effective.

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    Re: How To Keep Passwords Safe

    I have created a password which has all the requirements and I use it on 90% of sites I go to. I know this is not a correct thing to do, but then, I do believe, I am not an important guy and so I take the risk.

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    Re: How To Keep Passwords Safe

    That is not sufficient! You should change it regularly and keep a note of it on a paper that is well hidden.

 

 
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