With so many accounts from financial to social media, how can we keep up with the hundreds of passwords? If you struggle to remember what password you created for what account, than these four tips are just what you need!
Tip One: base your passwords on the first letter of each account. This will help you recall the password easier. For example, your Facebook account (F) could create a password ‘favourite food’. The password could potentially look like this ‘FFCheeseCake’ which stands for favourite food cheese cake. For bank account (B) ‘best childhood memory’ and so on.
Tip Two: in a Word document, create ambiguous questions or phrases that related to the passwords for each account. The benefit is having all your passwords in one place and creates protection from others seeing the document.
Facebook: my first pet as a child and from when till when? (Coco19671988)
Bank account: my favourite holiday destination and in what month would I love to be there? (GoldcoastOctober)
Tip Three: if your passwords are complicated and the above tips don’t work for you, than you could potentially use an app to store passwords. A free password app that helps hide/lock accounts is called ‘Password Secure Manager Lite’. This app has a 9 star rating on the App store however it is only used on smartphones.
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Tip Four: a free password app for your Mac computer is called ‘Lockit’ (you can find this app in the App Store). An app for Windows is called ‘Last Pass‘. This app is highly recommended and is used in 71 countries around the world.
Note: never save your passwords on Google Docs or your smartphone notes or messenger. There is a high risk of your passwords getting leaked or hacked if you do this! It is important to try create different passwords for each account. You should never have ‘yourname1’ for every account. A more complicated and random password will help keep your information safe and private.