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DMB23/06/2022 22:32:47
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I recycle old envelopes by using the plain backs like index cards.

Each one is titled then a list, e.g.,


ME/MEW(G-1) followed by the password

Followed by other forums

The (G-1) tells me that it's on my no. 1 Google account

So many sites needing passwords and other security info., I had to devise a way of classifying them in different lists to find details when needed. I found this works quite well. Passwords get change frequently. That fills up space so start new envelope list and shred old one.

Another list is titled ME. SUPPLIERS and lists quite a few like Arceuro, Maccmodels, The Tap & Die Co. Includes "The Nut & Bolt Store" as it's a handy local (Hove) emporium, giving their opening times.

Another list headed "Internet Traders" for miscellaneous sites like Giffgaff, Cheap Energy Club, MSE(Martin Lewis), Abebooks, Paramo(outdoor clothing), The RAC, Hove Polyclinic phone no.

Yet another is ME CLUBS for my membership info.

Several more lists, all of which helps me to find which Google or Yahoo account used to access my account and the password. Some cards like financial lack passwords and other vital info just in case of burglary. In fact most passwords have missing characters which I can remember to insert when used. Don't use social media so that much harder for scammers. Still get occasional emails and texts trying to catch me out like the recent one to pay £1.45 before parcel is delivered under threat of returning it on non-payment. As I delete it laughing and commenting well send it back then, ha,ha.

Hope the above may be of help to sort out an untidy muddle of sites and forums and which email address and keeping tabs on passwords.


Samsaranda23/06/2022 22:43:17
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I wish that I could be that organised, my wife is fed up with me forgetting my passwords so she now demands that I tell her the passwords when I change them, she keeps them written down in her Filofax. I am just as chaotic in my workshop, always keeping hold of something because it might come in useful some time, every so often she decides that it is time to sort the workshop and we spend a day reorganising it, I am sure that she gets some sort of perverse pleasure from being in control, but I suppose that is a wife thing. Dave W

Thor 🇳🇴24/06/2022 09:50:27
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Hi John,

You are far more organised than me, I let Firefox take care of passwords, if there are several different users you can create a primary password. It is a good idea to make a backup of the Profile folder.


Hopper24/06/2022 10:10:46
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Old envelopes? I wouldn't even know where to get one these days. I go for many months at a time without receiving a letter in this age of emails, direct debit and internet billing and bank statements etc. I used to enjoy my daily chats with the postie but only see her when there are small packages to deliver these days.

Firefox browser keeps track of all my passwords except for bank accounts etc which I keep in my (paper and ink) address book under a coded system of memory prompts that would make no sense to anyone else.

Peter Greene 🇨🇦24/06/2022 16:48:36
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I don't like to keep passwords on the computer on principle ... whether in text files or in the browser. Not to mention I have several computers.

I use a password book to which is compact, organised and easy to carry.

DMB24/06/2022 21:01:10
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Had to do something, many tools and other items 'lost' due to forgetfulness. Warco bandsaw minus its length stop for many years, simply given up looking for it. Recently had rare need to visit cellar, found a box, wondering what's in it and guess what? Long lost Warco attachment and a few bits of junk! Quick clean up, slightly rusty then fitted it where it belongs. Now I urgently need my circular saw for a pressing job. You'd think a cardboard box that size couldn't be lost - wanna bet! No other human in house to 'interfere' and cat not able to tell me where he's found it. Grrrr! I keep a list of tools and where they're kept, except Mill attachments kept all together in one place. Likewise with Myford items. Plenty of old envelopes from bank and cr card companies, building society etc. Even trying to be organised it's still an uphill struggle to put hand on any wanted item when needed. Need new RAM but NHS not doing them yet, ha,ha.

bernard towers24/06/2022 22:04:24
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I’m sure I read somewhere that you shouldn’t write passwords down!

Mike Poole24/06/2022 22:14:10
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Touch ID or face recognition saves remembering or typing passwords.


Ian P24/06/2022 22:23:02
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Posted by Peter Greene 🇨🇦 on 24/06/2022 16:48:36:

I don't like to keep passwords on the computer on principle ... whether in text files or in the browser. Not to mention I have several computers.

I use a password book to which is compact, organised and easy to carry.

How does this password book work?

Do you have to write in invisible ink or is there some other secret?

Surely putting all your passwords in one little book which is both steal-able and lose-able is not a good idea.

Ian P

Peter Greene 🇨🇦24/06/2022 22:40:56
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Yes, I know some people say don't write anything down and for 3 braincell types that write them down then carry them around in their pocket/briefcase/knapsack in case they need them (for their phone?) it's probably good advice.

Mine is tucked away in the house and never leaves. Yeah, if we got seriously burgled it could be taken though I doubt it would be the burglar's priority. Anyway, on a practical (non paranoid) level it's good enough for me and I would suggest for most people.

My aim is "good enough" not nth degree security.

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