Key to a Secure Password... How Many Do We Need? ..Just One

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200 DRE# ER300941

When passwords first were needed I had a simple one and I only needed one.

Then the hackers started hacking into accounts so the web sites started beefing up security.  Now I need more letters. Then banks wanted yet more security so now I have to add numbers or funny little characters.

Then the shopping web sites want extra long passwords.  So by now I have pages of user names and passwords. I can't seems to remember which user name and passwords belong to which sites.  It would take days to go back and change them all to long, numbered and character filled passwords.  I at least made a list of them all in Word and alphabetized them then printed them out. Whew!Password

They say we should change passwords for financial institutions every 6 to 12 months. That sounds like a part time job.

We should use at least 10 characters. and should consist of a few parts. Such as theskyisblue that can be changed to theskyisgrey. This way you can just change one chunk and not the entire password.

Who can really remember all the passwords or user names?  You really only have to remember one if you create a Google document at docs.google.com. This is a secure account and you only have to remember one password.

When you set up the file, list all of your log-in information.  You will be able to access it from anywhere in the WWW world.

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Rainmaker
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Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
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I absolutely detest this part of modern life.  It is so ridiculous.  I just went into the bank on Friday to have my business debit card reprogrammed because I had completely forgotten the PIN they gave me.  If you have to write them down to remember them it sort of takes the security out of it.

Dec 13, 2010 05:22 PM #1
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Karen Supman
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Patty, Hackers took over my email just last month. It is so frustrating but you do have to change things so often. I learned the hardway!

Dec 13, 2010 05:32 PM #2
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Patty Clark
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It really is ridiculous. I used to keep my passwords in my computer until I realized someone could steal them. I feel like I have to hide the ones I printed in case someone breaks into the house.

Dec 13, 2010 05:34 PM #3
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Patty Clark
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Karen,  changing is a good idea but how do you remember which ones go to which site?

Dec 13, 2010 05:36 PM #4
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Catherine Ulrey
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I must do this, all of mine are stored in my Blackberry.  If I loose it, I am in big trouble!

Dec 13, 2010 05:43 PM #5
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Patty Clark
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Catherine, I think we need to keep 2 copies just in case..

Dec 13, 2010 06:01 PM #6
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