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I am getting to many passwords and usernames, it is becoming a overwhelming mess. So I am wondering how you manage yours and what you trust.
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lol honestly i have a txt file i keep all my passwords/account names in. obviously some will have more secure methods, but i find it the easiest
     
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lol honestly i have a txt file i keep all my passwords/account names in. obviously some will have more secure methods, but i find it the easiest

Same but with an excel file... Only one not there is m bank account since that would be just too bad.
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Yea I have been writing them down on a note pad, but I have realized I'm not doing a very good job of keeping up with all of them. I'm getting aggravated with myself and thought maybe I should look at something else. I know there are those programs but not sure if they are trust worthy. biggrin.gif


I thought about something like this
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
     
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Used to have a txt file, but then I switched over to Lastpass. Now some may argue that a company hosting your usernames/passwords on a server somewhere isn't a smart idea, but the convenience of having access to all your info is pretty nice. As a backup, I use KeepassX (which is the more secure option) to access all my info locally in case of internet loss/Lastpass goes down.
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lol honestly i have a txt file i keep all my passwords/account names in. obviously some will have more secure methods, but i find it the easiest
I do that sometimes, but I keep it in my truecrypt drive.
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Same user name in everything and only a handful of passwords varying in length and complexity. I actually found it's easiest to remember passwords when they don't mean anything.


When I create a password I think of a random word that's 8+ letters long that has nothing to do with anything. Let's say security since I see that right on the screen here. Then I'll change one of the letters to a number secur1ty, change the capitalization on a letter secUr1ty, change a letter to a symbol secUr1+y and last but not least - spell it wrong sekUr1+y. By the time I've finished with my new password I'll have spent upwards of 5 minutes perfecting it and now it's permanently embossed in my mind. I may have difficulty remembering which password goes to what but this isn't the movies, bombs won't explode with a few wrong passwords entries.
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I kept it on a password protected pdf once, but I then forgot the password to open it. mad.gif

so now I just use one really badass password for my important stuff and a really easy one for not so much one's.
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I would share my method of password security, but that would be insecure thumb.gif
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