How many passwords do you use?

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    How many different passwords do you use?



    What are they? :p


    I only have 2 passwords. Definitely not secure enough. My friends know one of my passwords, as does my nearest Apple store. If they found out the other one, they could theoretically get access to every bank account (4) and credit card (only 1) that I have. :eek:
     
  2. juanm macrumors 65816

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    Let me count.
    6, plus another one I forgot (I hate computer generated passwords!)
     
  3. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    Many at work, privately two, one for my computer account and one for several websites.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    About a dozen, but some of them are very similar to others.
     
  5. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    1 for my gmail and mac
    1 for all my other online accounts (ebay, macrumors, other forums)
    and 1 for my bank account.

    I prefer to use the second one very often as it's easy and common for me to remember.
     
  6. reh macrumors 6502a

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    About 40-50. The vast majority are 15 character random strings. I use a different password for every account I have and rely on Keychain to keep 'em straight for me.
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    i use 1passwd, wallet and yojimbo to manage my..on average, unique password per site/account/whatever.

    Prolly over a hundred by now. I can think of at the least 20 for IRC nickserv passwords alone :eek: :(
     
  8. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    That isn't risky?


    And besides, I don't like to save my password for all the important stuff like my bank account, log-on password (yes, I need to log on to my own computer), and several others. I let my computer save passwords to places like MacRumours, but not to anything that involves money, classified info, etc.
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, same. I figure it wouldn't kill me to take that extra second or two to type in a p/w. Plus, it helps reinforce my memory of what the p/w is. :p

    Lemme count... 9 passwords that I can think of right now. Some are used with more than one account.
     
  10. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    I first read this thread title as "How many passports do you use?" And I was wondering how people were using 6 passports :p

    Anyways, I have on main one and 2-3 variations of it (with numbers/symbols if needed), and different ones for senstive items like my bank account, Pay Pal, etc. Recently, I've been trying out a new combo though, for safety's sake.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i have a unique one for everything. or well at least try to.

    i mainly use keychain or Wallet to keep 'em organized and stored incase i'm being stupid and can't remember.
     
  12. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I use a few different passwords.

    The first is a simple password used for all email accounts, logins at forums (including MR), and even credit card account logins (though the usernames vary).

    The second is a unique password for a protected disk image on my laptop, and is also used for protected areas of my external hard disk.

    The third is a long string of random characters used to secure my home wireless network. This is the only password which I've not committed to memory (though I could probably recall it if I absolutely had to).

    I understand the need to have different passwords for every different situation, but I'm really not too worried about someone potentially being able to read my junk mail, or view my credit card statement.
     
  13. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone use any biometric devices? I know you can buy a fingerprint reader, or you can buy a Thinkpad with one in it, but I've never seen one.

    I'm assuming from the lack of ubiquity they don't work.
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Just 1, which all of my friends know.

    So If I happen to start a spam fest, It's not me.:p
     
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    about five:
    1 is my admin pw
    2 is for online shopping sites
    3 is a general pw for forums and such
    4 is for my email accounts
    5 is my WEP/WPA pw
     
  17. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    I use about 4 with a similar variation. I'm trying to change it up a bit, but can't get my creative juices flowing.. oh well.
     
  18. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I have a password folder for my passwords. :p I have 4 different ones for personal, and 6 for work.
     
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