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I am just being nosey. I wonder how many different passwords some of you would estimate that you have and mostly need at least once or twice a year. I know once Stan said he used a spreadsheet to keep up with his so I would like to throw him or RV or someother prolific user under the bus with this question. Goes without saying no specifics needed or hard feelings if you don't want to put this info out there.

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Jim,

That's like asking someone if they still beat their wife. No good or useful answer. And like asking how many miles per gallon one gets, or how much one has in the bank, folks will tend to tell you the acceptably inflated or deflated answer. My answer is to look into password managers. Go here: http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/02/articles/6-best-free-password-managers.html

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I used to have a password manager but I forgot the password. (Just kidding.) It was on a previous computer and who knows if it's still in business. Password Corral, maybe.

 

Honestly, I'm surprised some of the high tech stuff like retinal scanners, facial recognition, that kind of thing, hasn't made it farther into the common smartphone usage. Maybe it'll be here soon.?

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Easy for me to answer, I just check the row count in the spreadsheet and subtract one for the column title - so it is 123 total passwords. I stuck the list below with a couple of redactions. Some I use daily, others only see a visit when I need support or to order something.

 

 

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I use LastPass to manage my passwords. I like the fact that I can use it on my Android phone as well as on any computer I happen to use somewhere. I don't have as many PW's as Stan but there are quite a few and many have non-alpha characters that are difficult to remember.

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Also use LastPass. Between my wife and I there has to be close to a hundred. The ones that could do me real harm are over 14 characters. I could never remember those.

With LastPass all I need to remember is one password. Even this old brain can manage that.

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I don't know which is more amazing WDR or Stan. Sometimes I am a little thick but I get the feeling WDR is poking fun at me. :o I would not have been surprised if Stan had many more than that. I know it is a goofy question but so many entities want you to register and log on it seems there is no end to it and I am talking about the legitimate ones. As dumb as I am I try to use a good one that is different from every other one. Probably the easiest one I have is for this forum and of course I have to have another one for the other escapees stuff.

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I know I break all the rules in the game but I have only three or four. That isn't very safe but I just can't deal with a whole bunch. I just don't see the need to worry much about sites like this or other forums I'm on so they all get the same password. I don't bother to change them. I do change the banks, brokerage firms, those types from time to time to make sure they are OK.

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I'm not sure how many I have but both Pam & I use PW Safe for ours, each with our own file. I keep a copy of the file on both my computer and also on my phone and use mostly program generated passwords for things of high security but just something simple for things of low security. On financial things I also change mine periodically, but don't have any specific time frame for that.

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