On the recent events of Gawker's database got hacked into and Amazon's website going down, I restarted thinking on how I am keeping my passwords safe. Out of the hundreds of sites that I go to, I can admit using 5 different passwords that meet all the minimum security requirements. Lucky for us that most sites have a "Forgot Your Password" feature in case we don't remember. But that is something that hackers can use to break into accounts.
At my previous career as a system administrator more than 10 years ago, I would need to make sure everybody including myself change our passwords ever 30 days and we have strong password encyptions up to 7 layers for the administrative passwords. I have been slacking off and use a password keeper in my Black Berry for most of my passwords and have started to create a more secure system which I don't dive too much in detail to reduce security.
How are you remembering and keeping your passwords safe?