Friday, April 12, 2013
The Password Project
Last night I started a little project that has been years in the making. I finally compiled my passwords and other important notes into one document.
I know it is said to be unwise to keep everything of such a sensitive nature in one location. And I get the reasoning behind that.
But I have about a decade's worth of passwords and user names written down on torn off corners of paper and side margins and sticky notes and keeping my famously unorganized clutter together was just driving me up a wall.
So I did what experts tell us not to do. I put it all in one stinkin place.
And do you know what?
I feel better!
Do you know what else I learned?
I need to change my passwords!
I repeat passwords over and over and over. Sometimes a slight modification here and there. But for the most part, when I change one, they all eventually follow suit and match/coordinate in the end.
That I know is NOT safe!
I'm writing this post because until I saw things all in one neat and tidy column, I didn't quite realize how uncreative I was in the password category. Of all the places one should be creative, it's there!
So learn from my "oh no...I better get to making my world a little more secure" moment and change a few passwords of your own this week.
How often do you change your passwords? And do you keep a list somewhere (don't worry...I won't make you tell me where) of all of your sensitive information?