Ask the Readers: How Do You Keep Track of Your Passwords?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 28th, 2011

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If you’ve been online for more than a day or two you’ve already amassed a pile of passwords. How to you keep track of them, organize them, and ensure you’re always using strong and unique passwords? We want to hear all about your password tricks.

Photo by Taki Steve.

Employing a wide array of passwords that are suitably long yet easy enough to remember (or stored efficiently so you don’t have to remember them) isn’t always easy—and a significant number of people simply fail to vary their passwords or make them strong enough in order to avoid the hassle. This week we’re interested in hearing how you manage, track, and otherwise organize your passwords. What tips, tricks, and/or tools make your password scheme functional and user friendly? Whether you use an ivory cipher or a digital key ring, we want to hear about it.

Sound off in the comments below—the more detail the better—and then check back on Friday for the What You Said roundup where we showcase all the great reader tips and tricks you’ve shared.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/28/11
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