Just how many passwords can one pull out of a hat? Once you own a computer, you quickly enter the world of 'passwords.' This is good, because you do want the security that no one is allowed into your private sites except you. Once you start to do banking on line, it is even more important.
It is suggested that you keep changing your password on a regular basis, for safety and security reasons. But, when their system screws up, you have no choice but to change your password. This happened to us this week. But, the system kept locking us out, so we ended up trying at least 4 different passwords before we were allowed in. Are you kidding? At this age, it is even difficult remembering your phone number AND your cell number. We have the large 'cheat' list of all the passwords, but we are running out of ideas of passwords to use.
I'm thinking we need to start using passwords such as flower names, or how about cooking terms such as braise, broil or poach. You almost need a theme because it can be very difficult when you are on the phone and asked for a new password. And then, of course, some of these sites want a number or a symbol such as an asterisk. And, what would happen if this master list is lost?
So my advice is plan your theme ahead and when at an unexpected moment you are asked to change your password, make sure you are ready with your 'poach1*'.
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