Password, Password, Who's Got the Password?

Oh, here's a story. You know we all have a bunch of passwords, right? Well, every few months I change mine, especially since getting a rather threatening message from a would-be criminal who basically told me he had so many millions of passwords, chances were he had one of mine or my family's. Very unsettling.

So I change my passwords a lot. And I have about 30 of them. And since I know that one of a crook's methods of getting into my stuff is to find my password on a less secure site (say a forum board) and try that password on a more secure site (say a bank), I use different passwords.

Last night I got the idea that I would write them all down and put them some place safe. The thought was that if something happened to me, My Love would be able to get into all my junk and retrieve stuff, shut things down, etc., etc. A little morbid, maybe, but it seemed brilliant at the time.

If you know me, you may guess what's coming next.

Yep. I promptly lost the page. Not only that, but I thought I had lost it some place public, not just somewhere in my home. A list of all my accounts with the passwords and sign on names was now floating around in the world somewhere for anybody to find and hack into my whole life.


I found the list after about twenty minutes of very quiet, very tense searching and two trips out to my truck, and my heart rate dropped back down to a reasonable level. Maybe it's time to get one of those password encryption apps/programs? Time to join the 21st Century?

Probably not...


  1. THIRTY passwords?!?!? I could never keep track of that many. I have five and can bearly keep up. And it's odd-- It seems like every time I need to log into my Apple account I'm locked out and need to change my password. It drives me crazy-- but it is my prompt to change my other passwords too. I'd be in serious trouble if I got hacked. I can't even imagine! Yikes.
    Hope you're having a good weekend, Casey.

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