Day 7: Passwords are required for almost every site you visit, be it social networking, store websites, banking ect. With each website it’s reinstated to make sure it’s not the same password you use for something else such as email, not only that but then they require certain characteristics. Some websites won’t let you have a password without at least one capital letter, then they require a number, not forgetting it needs to be at least 8 characters.
Is it any wonder almost every time i go to log into a majority of the websites i’m signed up with, i require a password change because i can never remember which password accompanies which website. Not only i’m i forgetting my initial login passwords, i’m then faced with the arduous task of those secret questions. It’s like being placed under the spotlight in THAT chair on mastermind! “Name your first pet?”, umm well there was the dog, oh but how did i spell his name, perhaps i said the hamster, no i more than likely put down one of the cats, oh but which one….. or “Name your first primary school?”..uhhh, did i write down the whole name, did i abbreviate it in anyway, oh gosh what abbreviation would i have used, surely no, i definitely would have used it’s correct name, oh but did i use the word school at the end!?
The simple solution to getting past all these login dilemas, and having to create new email accounts, to then create a new account with the interrogating websites is to break one of the cardinal rules, WRITE THEM DOWN!! That’s right, and all in one book so i can’t loose that scrap of paper i wrote one down on once, or having to find the page in a random note pad, no i need one solid book dedicated to passwords. Where to put this password notepad, in my desk, by my computer, some say stupid, others say efficient. As long as i can log into my accounts, it’s a short term solution to a ongoing problem.