How To Manage Your Passwords Reliably And Securely | Ravindra Kondekar

  1. Create a document on the cloud that is NOT named after “password”. Call it whatever else that would give you a clue that it contains passwords. This is where you would store your passwords but in a cryptic way so that neither a person nor a machine could make sense out of it even if it falls into their hands.
  2. Each entry in this document will contain the name of a website, the respective user ID, and the password against it. You should use a cryptic name for the website and the user ID that only you could decipher. The only caution here is that, do not make it so cryptic that even you couldn’t guess it on your next visit. Once this document grows, you would end up using the file search mechanism, so you need to know what you should search for. For passwords, you would write the password hint and not the actual password. Again, the hint should help only you to decipher the password and no one else.
  3. The last thing you need to do is to create a shortcut to this document on the browser bookmarks bar , where you could see and use it easily.
  4. The next time you do not remember the password of a website, click on the shortcut to open the document, search for the cryptic word for the website and check the password hint. Whenever you change the password, you should first update the password hint in the document and then go to the site to change it, so that you do not forget to enter the new information in the document.



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