Question

How do I handle password requests?

  1. Today almost every website and progarm we use on our computer wants us to have a password. Because of the fear of identity-theft, we want to develop passwords that truly protect what we have on the computer and the Internet. As a result, we develop a new password for each instance, resulting in hundreds of passwords to remember! I don't know about you, but I sure can't remembner all those passwords. So, we end up hitting "Forgot my password" and resetting it every time! Either that or we write them all down and save them to "My Documents" in a Word file named, cryptically, "Passwords." Safe, huh?

  2. Places that require passwords include:
    1. E-mail Accounts
    2. Windows
    3. Banks
    4. Instant Messengers
  3. One of the smartest things you can do for yourself is to develop one password for all occasions. The worst password requirements right now require eight (8) characters that include letters and numbers with at least one capital letter and one punctuation mark. This would allow you to develop a password like Stupid.01. For those sites that require you to change your password every 60 days, simply turn yours around: i.e. 01.Stupid.

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