A profusion of passwords, or is it a plethora?

Yesterday, for the one hundredth time, I had to look into a small notebook of passwords, which I began keeping when I retired, to find my Yahoo! email password, which I couldn’t remember.  I thought it was similar to my Google email password and somewhat like my Facebook password, but I wasn’t absolutely firm about this.  Then again, perhaps it resembled my YouTube password, which I thought was a lot like my Adobe Store password, which has no relation to my Seattle Art Museum password, but has a slight connection to my health care providers’ email appointment service password.  But wait! Could it have been more like my Linkedin password than my Ning password?  Or was it very close to the passwords for Twitter or BlogHer?  I will consider these possibilities as I go on line to place an order with Amazon.com using a password similar to Yahoo’s.  No, now I see that it was much closer to the one for Verizon.

At latest count I have 29 active passwords.  I still remember a time when the only privacy issue I had to face involved my social security number. And now the pages are starting to fall out of my little password notebook, so weighted down is it with my secrets.  Maybe I should just let them go, till I’m left with only my social security number, the one “secret code” I don’t have to write down to remember…at least for now.

About stillalife

I retired June 30, 2010 after working for 40 years in the field of education and most recently doing school public relations/community outreach in a mid-size urban school district. I wrote for superintendents and school board members. Now I'm writing for me and I hope for you. In this blog, I offer my own views coupled with the latest research on how to preserve our physical and mental health as we age, delve into issues most of us over 50 can relate to like noticing wrinkles and forgetting where we left our keys, discuss the pros and cons of different ways to engage our minds and bodies after we leave the workplace, and throw in an occasional book review, all peppered with a touch of humor, irony, and just plain silliness.
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4 Responses to A profusion of passwords, or is it a plethora?

  1. Cesar says:

    1Password is only available for Mac, Windows, iPhone and iPad
    I guess there must be similar solutions available for Android
    You could search on their app store for Password Managers

  2. Jill Turnell says:

    I can’t believe you have actually made up all of those passwords! I get so frustrated everytime I have tried to go onto Facebook because whatever password I have never works and it wants me to make a new one. So then I think I’ve made a new one, but it won’t accept that one and wants me to try again. It truly is ridiculous and I just refuse to play the game. Jill

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