HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR PASSWORDS, ID, USER NAMES AND ALL THAT FOR VARIOUS WEB ADDRESSES?
Oh my goodness: the number of “bookmarks” in my Toolbar! Years ago, there were a few. Now, they are like rabbits: each site or blog I look at directs me to more, those direct me to even more! And, sorry to say, I DO follow the links and am fascinated by just the sheer number and variety of what is being put out there for me to read. It’s overwhelming? Well, it can be. But then again, I have a pretty good idea of what interests me and where I (generally) want to go.
But my real question is: how do you “store” or keep track of the vital information for “secure” sites such as banking, shopping, credit cards etc.? Even if you ask the computer to “remember me”, it will not do that for your password. So, what to do? Well, I have a really clever, fun book called “Internet Journal”. Here is the cover, and here is a sample page.
I know, we’re not supposed to write down all this information. And, of course, we’re not supposed to keep it on our computer, unsecured. So what to do? You can’t possibly remember it all, especially after some site tells you it’s time (for some random reason) to change your password. Impossible. So……I record it all in this nifty book! It sits right on my desk at work. I know, there it is for all to see, right? Well, no, actually it’s hidden. And, what’s more, my office is mine alone and is locked. The chances of someone seeing that book are so minimal that I will risk it.
What do you do? No need to tell us your secrets; just some general ideas or suggestions will do!
Labels: internet address book, store user names