How do you guys manage to remember a bazillion passwords?

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Hello Warriors,

So many websites - cPanels, WP admin areas, e-mail accounts, social networking site accounts, etc.. How does one go about managing all these passwords? Where do you store your million e-mail addresses/usernames and passwords?

I'm sure a password-protected Excel sheet would suffice. But, maybe there are other methods someone here uses.

Thanks in advance for your inputs
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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      Originally Posted by SShip View Post

      I don't like to keep them on the computer so I have a notebook where I write them all down.
      I'd get mine 31imel3oiuu%52!7 wrong if I tried to copy from paper.
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        • Profile picture of the author taskemann
          Originally Posted by SShip View Post

          Getting them wrong happens sometimes. Even though it happens, I still prefer to do it this way. You never know what can happen with the computer.
          Yup, I use to print them out and lock them in my safe in case something happens with my computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aurelijus
    Originally Posted by theultimate1 View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    So many websites - cPanels, WP admin areas, e-mail accounts, social networking site accounts, etc.. How does one go about managing all these passwords? Where do you store your million e-mail addresses/usernames and passwords?

    I'm sure a password-protected Excel sheet would suffice. But, maybe there are other methods someone here uses.

    Thanks in advance for your inputs
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Well, hw many is a BAZZILLION?

    I counted one time, though that WAS about 9 years ago, and I only had about 400 passwords.

    I use keepass.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    I've been using LastPass for years and love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      I bought an address book and write my passwords in it under the the name of what the password and log in is for.

      For instance, PayPal would be under "P", duh, LOL.

      I also wrote myself an email with them all listed in it for me and put it in my saved mail so that I can just use the copy/paste function for the more difficult ones. I will update it as need by copy/pasting the whole email into a new compose email window, make the deletions or add ons or changes, then send it to myself, save it and delete the old one.

      I am smart enough not to title it in the subject line, "all my log ins and passwords", though. It has a completely random title.

      The reason I do have it outside of the computer other than computer security issues is for in case something ever happened to me, my family would have everything they needed as far as my online world is concerned.

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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        I bought an address book and write my passwords in it under the the name of what the password and log in is for.

        For instance, PayPal would be under "P", duh, LOL.

        I also wrote myself an email with them all listed in it for me and put it in my saved mail so that I can just use the copy/paste function for the more difficult ones. I will update it as need by copy/pasting the whole email into a new compose email window, make the deletions or add ons or changes, then send it to myself, save it and delete the old one.

        I am smart enough not to title it in the subject line, "all my log ins and passwords", though. It has a completely random title.

        The reason I do have it outside of the computer other than computer security issues is for in case something ever happened to me, my family would have everything they needed as far as my online world is concerned.

        Terra
        My Password is always my name, and I'm not telling anyone what that is.

        And if I happen to forget my name, I just remember "Claude Loves Anagrams Ubiquitously Dominating Everything", and there I am.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          My Password is always my name, and I'm not telling anyone what that is.

          And if I happen to forget my name, I just remember "Claude Loves Anagrams Ubiquitously Dominating Everything", and there I am.
          Really?

          I thought you would be more of a "B(.)(.)bies" password kind of guy.

          Wait! Scratch that! I had you confused with Riffle for a moment! :p

          Terra
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Really?

            I thought you would be more of a "B(.)(.)bies" password kind of guy.

            Wait! Scratch that! I had you confused with Riffle for a moment! :p

            Terra
            Wrong body part.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

              Wrong body part.
              Really?

              Hmmm,

              Okay, how about "kiss_my_b(|)tt" :p

              Terra
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              • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                Really?

                Hmmm,

                Okay, how about "kiss_my_b(|)tt" :p

                Terra


                Oh I see what you did there, very cute.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                Really?

                Hmmm,

                Okay, how about "kiss_my_b(|)tt" :p

                Terra
                Getting warmer....
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                • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  Getting warmer....


                  Ha!

                  And I'm all done as of right now. I am not going there, uh-uh.

                  Terra
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                  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                    Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post



                    Ha!

                    And I'm all done as of right now. I am not going there, uh-uh.

                    Terra
                    What? What's so risque about kneecaps?
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                    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                      What? What's so risque about kneecaps?
                      Mm-hmm, that's it. Right. Yep. Knee caps, yeah, yeah, kneecaps.

                      Terra
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Really?

            I thought you would be more of a "B(.)(.)bies" password kind of guy.

            Wait! Scratch that! I had you confused with Riffle for a moment! :p

            Terra
            Um.....Barbies?

            That reminds me. In my early twenties, I met a beautiful girl (not my wife, but it would have made a better story), and I asked her out. We talked for about an hour, we joked, and finally, she just said "So, you're a boob man".

            I was speechless. I didn't know whether to say "Yup" or deny it, or make a joke...The fact that I turned red faced made her laugh.

            To this day, I'm a little startled when a woman says anything about anatomy or suggestive. I'm not a prude, believe me. But I'm not prepared for it.


            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            Wrong body part.
            Dan; Take what you can get.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              Um.....Barbies?

              That reminds me. In my early twenties, I met a beautiful girl (not my wife, but it would have made a better story), and I asked her out. We talked for about an hour, we joked, and finally, she just said "So, you're a boob man".

              I was speechless. I didn't know whether to say "Yup" or deny it, or make a joke...The fact that I turned red faced made her laugh.

              To this day, I'm a little startled when a woman says anything about anatomy or suggestive. I'm not a prude, believe me. But I'm not prepared for it.
              I'm sorry if I made you feel awkward or uncomfortable.

              It was actually a guy friend of mine that told me that is one of his. He says he always makes his passwords out of words with matching symbol pictures.

              Terra
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                I'm sorry if I made you feel awkward or uncomfortable.

                It was actually a guy friend of mine that told me that is one of his. He says he always makes his passwords out of words with matching symbol pictures.

                Terra
                Not at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    I have 1 that I use when the choice is mine.

    The ones I'm given and can't change I copy on a 'notebook' page
    and bury in other folders that are also password protected.

    I figure that every time I use one, it's "out there" somewhere in cyberspace anyway.
    And, the likelyhood of of someone finding them is probably less likely than someone stealing my car.
    And, if someone wants it bad enough, they're going to get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I've only got 357 passwords, it's not that hard to remember them.








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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I write mine in a notebook, too.
    But if I lost my notebook and couldn't get into my accounts - there's no problem. If you forget, just call the NSA and have them remind you what it is.

    Holy cripes, Terra. That's really FKd_^
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I write mine in a notebook, too.
      But if I lost my notebook and couldn't get into my accounts - there's no problem. If you forget, just call the NSA and have them remind you what it is.

      Holy cripes, Terra. That's really FKd_^
      Haha!

      Ah, the opposite of being FKd_\/ or better than being FKd_--> :p

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Come up with a unique alphanumeric string you'll remember, with one capital letter, one number, and one unique character (@!#) at the end. This will be acceptable for most sites, and the ones that don't allow special characters you can drop it off the end.

    Then prefix that with some unique identifier for the website you're on - such as the first or last "X" number of letters from the domain. This way every site will have a "unique" password, but you'll always know what it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      Come up with a unique alphanumeric string you'll remember, with one capital letter, one number, and one unique character (@!#) at the end. This will be acceptable for most sites, and the ones that don't allow special characters you can drop it off the end.

      Then prefix that with some unique identifier for the website you're on - such as the first or last "X" number of letters from the domain. This way every site will have a "unique" password, but you'll always know what it is.
      But.....but........it's so much easier to just use a four or five letter word ........and use it for ALL of your sites so you only have to remember one...right. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author ronrule
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        But.....but........it's so much easier to just use a four or five letter word ........and use it for ALL of your sites so you only have to remember one...right. :rolleyes:
        Heh, the way I see it, it's kind of like doing that but without being so naive about security. If someone hacked your password on one site, they won't necessarily be able to figure out the model for your other sites.

        Let's say your secret word was mF123$ and you used the 2nd, third, and fourth characters of the signin domain as a prefix.

        Then gmail could be maimF123$
        Linkedin would be inkmF123$
        Twitter would be witmF123$
        etc.

        Seeing them all on a screen like that might lead to someone figuring out your personal algorithm... but short of that, even if one of those sites got hacked and your password was visible to the world, it wouldn't give anyone anything useful that would lead to your other accounts also getting hacked. But you'll always remember your password on every site you sign up for without having to think about it.
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        • Profile picture of the author whl1997
          Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

          Heh, the way I see it, it's kind of like doing that but without being so naive about security. If someone hacked your password on one site, they won't necessarily be able to figure out the model for your other sites.

          Let's say your secret word was mF123$ and you used the 2nd, third, and fourth characters of the signin domain as a prefix.

          Then gmail could be maimF123$
          Linkedin would be inkmF123$
          Twitter would be witmF123$
          etc.

          Seeing them all on a screen like that might lead to someone figuring out your personal algorithm... but short of that, even if one of those sites got hacked and your password was visible to the world, it wouldn't give anyone anything useful that would lead to your other accounts also getting hacked. But you'll always remember your password on every site you sign up for without having to think about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    I just use password database software called keepass.
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  • Profile picture of the author natebunger
    I also keep my passwords in a notebook and keep it safely in my mini-office here at home. I find it safer than keeping them in my computer. I prefer it the old-fashioned way. I thought it's better this way because people at home tend to look for my personal stuff in my computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author whl1997
    I actually have an excel spreadsheet showing not the passwords but numbers I've assigned them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stacy Crak
    I use an Excel document in my Google docs so I can access them from anywhere. I also use add on called last pass which memorizes all of my logins and passwords so I don't have to enter them all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author theultimate1
      Originally Posted by Stacy Crak View Post

      I use an Excel document in my Google docs so I can access them from anywhere. I also use add on called last pass which memorizes all of my logins and passwords so I don't have to enter them all the time.
      As primitive as it might be, I'm guess I'll just have to go with a password-protected Excel sheet kind of a thing too. My browser remembers most passwords (except on https pages), but if I want to share a password with one of my partners to work on a website, then I'm stuck.
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    Roboform everywhere +1.
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    Notepad file
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    The only program youll ever need.

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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    I save all of my password in an excel sheet or Gmail with the link of the website so that I can copy and paste them.
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