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Sort Out Passwords #101in1001 #89

Sort Out Passwords #101in1001

This is a pretty boring one to do. But I think it’s quite an important one. We have so many passwords for so many different accounts. I don’t think we actually realise how many we have these days.

I know “they” always tell you that under no circumstances should you write your passwords down, but I don’t think there’s a way of remembering them all without doing just that. So a couple of months ago I bought myself a pretty little ‘passwords notebook’. It has alphabetized sections, like an address book, but instead has sections for Name, Website, Login/username, Password, and Notes.

Sort Out Passwords #101in1001

I’m so glad that I decided to start writing down all my passwords (obviously I don’t ever write down the full password, just ones that give me a hint as to which one it is for which website and login details etc.) as at the start of May my phone decided it would enter the Boot Loop of Death. This left me without a useful phone for about 3 weeks. You don’t realise as to how rubbish your old phone is, until you have to go back to using it!

Anyway, I could not for the life of me remember so many of my passwords when downloading all my usual apps back onto my old phone. And so, I had to turn to my little password book for those ones I’d already written down. And the ones I hadn’t written down? Well…. I managed to reset a fair few of them, but there were some that required 2 factor authentication, which sends a text out to my phone number. But I didn’t have my usual phone number, as my SIM card was a nano, whereas my old phone only accepted micro SIMs, so I was having to use a temporary phone number as well. So I couldn’t pick up any of the text messages that were being sent for the 2 factor authentication. I guess it just goes to show that it does work, and stops random people from hacking your accounts! But very frustrating when it’s you that is being stopped from accessing your accounts!

Sort Out Passwords #101in1001

I think I’ve pretty much got all of my logins and passwords sorted now. And any new ones that I create, or ones I suddenly remember, get written down straight away into my password notebook. This may have been one of the most boring, yet most useful goals I have achieved so far.

Check out my whole list on this post. If you’d like to see how I’m progressing with all my other tasks, then have a look at my list on the Day Zero Project site

Sort Out Passwords #101in1001

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