Can You Remember Your Passwords?

[ 0 ] August 3, 2011 |

Almost every one of us has a variety of passwords we must remember and use each day. The problem is some need to be 4 characters, some 8; some need capitals and numbers, some don’t. If you’re like me, I have trouble keeping it all straight! And, like me, if you enter the wrong password too many times, you get locked out and have to come up with yet another password to use and remember! This can be very frustrating! I have researched some tips on how to make this process easier.

  • Think up a sentence or a line from a book or poem that you like and create a password using the first letter from each word. For instance, if you like the book “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” your password could be: Hp&tSs!
  • Think of a sentence to use and remove the vowels. For instance, “Eat the cheeseburger” becomes tthchsbrgr!
  • Use the current year and first three letters of the current month. Then add the three letters from, say, your name. In this case, your password would be 2011augmar.

There are many websites that will safely save your password for you as well. Here are a few you may want to check out: KeePass Password Safe, Password Safe, and Access Manager.

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Calvin is a Sr. Systems Support Technician and has worked in the systems department since 2001. During a normal day, he keeps the computers running smoothly so our employees can help our members as best as possible. He has also been a member of our social media team since it was created. Calvin normally posts on computer related topics, including security, tips and tricks and new technology happenings at IAACU.

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