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How do you keep track of your passwords?
Old 07-29-2020, 05:19 PM
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It seems I've been creating passwords left and right lately, but I don't know of a particularly safe way to keep track of them all. Any tried and true suggestions?


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Old 07-29-2020, 05:30 PM
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I just let my computer save them. Anytime I create a new one (on computer or phone) it automatically asks if I want to save them. I choose yes. I guess if they got stolen, Iíd be up a creek, but I figure itíd be trouble anyway whether my passwords were save or not. Itís so much easier to have them stored that way because it auto fills the next time I log in. If I am on a new device, I can look up the list of them on my computer/phone settings.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:44 PM
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I use the app Dashlane. I can sync it to my computer for an extra few, but I just use the free version and use my phone if I need to look up a password.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:50 PM
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We use Splash ID app and track all of our info. If someone tries to log in 3x and can't, it deletes it all.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:52 PM
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Are 5he brain of my existence...just saying..m


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Old 07-29-2020, 05:54 PM
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I let the computer save them where possible. Then I bought a tiny A to Z address book in the office supply part of Target. It's about 2" by 3" so fits anywhere and I try to remember to write them all in there as well.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:54 PM
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Iím not very trusting of password keeping apps. Instead I have a spreadsheet with my usernames & passwords. I password protect that spreadsheet so that I only need to remember that one password to access all of them.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:03 PM
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I put my passwords on my phone. Canít remember all of them. Capitals/symbols/numbers
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:04 PM
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My mom has a spreadsheet thatís like 3 pages long of usernames and passwords. She has 2 copies. I told her I felt like I was ready to be the woman of the house because I knew where she kept her sheet of passwords.

I just save them on the computer and rotate between the same 4-5 passwords. If I forget I just reset.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:05 PM
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I save mine in the notes app on my phone, and password protect that one file. Even then, I have hints saved instead the actual password for most of them. It syncs to my phone, iPad, and computer through the cloud so I always have it with me.

DH writes his on a pad of paper. He was not too happy when our puppy grabbed it!


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Old 07-29-2020, 06:15 PM
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On my iPad, they are saved automatically if you set that up. They can't be used without Face ID, so I think they are pretty secure.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:36 PM
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My Eyes Only app (iPhone). Everything that is private goes into the app.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:52 PM
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I let my computer save them when it can, but I have a little book behind me that is for writing passwords down. It has saved me more than once.

I only put the beginning of the password or a special character in the book though. That way my memory is triggered, but the whole password isn't written in the book.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:06 PM
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In most cases i cannot remember and have to reset. Worked out well. I am locked out of Amazon!..

I also try to use the same one for incidental sites.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:43 PM
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I use a tiny phone book. It works great!
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:24 PM
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I am super low tech. I keep my usernames and passwords on a sheet of paper that is kept on one of my shelves . The only way someone is stealing them is if they break in and really dig through my shelves. I used to do a good job just remembering, but I feel like over the years more and more passwords were needed! I literally have like 30+ things on my list.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:03 PM
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I use variations of a code I made up based on some personal information. I can usually get the right one with a few tries. It's not foolproof, though. I have one old email account I can't get into anymore.
DH keeps a written list. I feel pretty secure with it, though. I am confident no thief would be able to read his writing. I have failed more than once trying to use his cheatsheet

For work, our password gets changed frequently. I usually do a seasonal one to make it easy to remember. For example, one time it was the season name and the year. This time it is a rant about distance learning It makes me feel a little better each time I type it!
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:21 PM
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I bought an address book, and instead of addresses, I keep passwords and answers to those special questions like ďWhat was the name of your favorite pet?Ē
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:45 AM
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I have a spreadsheet on the computer. I print it out every year, because they change or I add a new one. About 5 years ago my computer died, so I was glad to have the back up paper!

Like others, I put the answers to the security questions when necessary.
I also put reminders for when certain accounts need to be updated or cancelled ( XM radio).
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:25 AM
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Address book. Kept in a bookcase across the room from computer. I NEVER have my computer save passwords for anything Financial related, and use a unique one for each site.

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Old 07-30-2020, 03:47 AM
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I save passwords for insignificant password required websites on my computer. For important ones, I keep a password book in our safe and refer to it when needed. I do have one password memorized- Amazon.
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:39 AM
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I keep my passwords on the contact list on my phone . I basically have the same one with a few subtle changes.
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:46 AM
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I keep hints on my iPad... name of site, then the password hint. I use one similar to 12uncle3456 (the hint). Then password is address #, uncleís name, his last four of phone. I donít always use that format, but the hints are similar to that format. Only a sibling -and for some passwords, not even them- could guess them.

I email it every couple of months to all my email accts as I add/change passwords. No matter where I am, I have access. I also have a telephone book with them.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:07 AM
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I keep them in a file on my iPad and printed a copy recently when several had changed—I wonder where I put that.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:12 AM
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I use my iPad for everything and it automatically saves all of my log-ins.

I do have specific ones written down but not the majority of them.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:37 AM
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I email them to myself. I keep it fairly cryptic so it's not immediately obvious what's in that e-mail and I put those emails in a folder that is labeled with a misleading title so it's not immediately obvious what that folder is for. That e-mail account has a password that I'm not likely to forget. I could be entirely wrong, but this feels more secure to me than using a password saving app or using the same password for several different things.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:17 AM
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I have a notebook that I write them in and keep at home. However, this fails when I need it when I'm away from home.

I think there are apps you can use that will save them, but I have trust issues with that.. hahaha
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:03 AM
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I have a tiny little booklet where I store them. I only let the computer save a few--like sewer bill.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:15 PM
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I just got a great password hack I'm going to start using. Look at the website address. Use the first two letters (capital), then a 4 digit number of whatever you choose, then the next two letters (lowercase) and some kind of punctuation mark. Do this for every site and you never have to remember the password - just look at the web address. It's going to be my new go-to!
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Old 07-30-2020, 01:25 PM
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I'm very low tech with a handwritten list of mine and also anything I have for my parents. I try to make an updated copy of it every January and put it in our little fireproof safe, but I think I'm a few years behind. Fortunately not much has changed.

I also keep a "secret coded" list on my cell of the accounts I'm likely to need when I'm away.
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