Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Password-mania



I don't know about you, but it seems that I have way too many online accounts with way way too many passwords.  It was so much easier B.H. (Before Hackers) when one password across all accounts was safe. But now the threat of someone on the other side of the world hacking into your account and retrieving your password makes multiple passwords a necessity.

Now I have a folder on my desk with two pages of accounts and passwords. There are between six and eight passwords, and to be extra safe I rotate them periodically. My problem is the list is on my desk at home, and when I forget a password I'm generally somewhere else. Another problem is that usually after about three wrong password tries, the system suspends your account until you can prove you are you...which isn't always easy.

I thought of emailing a list of passwords to myself, but what if someone hacks into my email? What about one of the "password keeper" apps? Again, what if someone hacks into that?

Perhaps I'm going to try living on the edge and change all my passwords to the same one so I can keep my sanity. I'll let you know how that works out for me.

IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!

Cindy
cakozak88@gmail.com

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