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A note about password safety
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Facebook Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   7/29/2013 10:13:06 AM

I just wanted to post a quick note here to remind everyone that you should always use a DIFFERENT and UNIQUE password on EVERY web site that you have an account on. I know that it can sometimes be daunting to remember all of those passwords, but it's better to be SAFE than sorry. You should AT LEAST use unique passwords on sites that have sensitive information.

Here at 599CD, for example, I personally have access to your username, email, password, address, etc. Now, I am the ONLY person here at my company who has access to this data. Nobody else can get into the SECURE customer database but me... HOWEVER, you can't be sure that every other web site you're on will have the same level of integrity that mine does. If you use the same email and password on a questionable web site that you use on... say... your BANK'S web site, then that could be a very big risk for you.

So... bottom line... use a DIFFERENT and UNIQUE password on EVERY site you visit - especially sites where you have given financial data (credit card numbers, etc.) If you have a hard time remembering them all, there are programs (or even web sites!) you can use to keep track of all of those passwords. Me, personally, I use (what else?) an Access database to store all of mine. :)

Keeping Track of Passwords Link 
Steven S 
Since this website is all about databases, my solution was to create my own database that store all the websites I visit with matching UserID/UserName and Passwords.
I created a continuous form with a list of all my data. Easy to keep updated. Read More...
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Password safety Link 
Bruce R 
I use Keepass (which is free). I also use LastPass. Both of these programs generate secure passwords.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Another option is to just use a Word or Excel document and save the document with a password. Then you only have to remember ONE password and you have all of your others in that document. :) Read More...
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A note about password safety Link 
David S     
Very good advice, but may I suggest that you also consider RoboForm for help remembering passwords and entering them into websites or Passwords Plus for securing passwords.
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A note about password safety Link 
Alex Hedley    
I've recently come across a free password manager called KeePass:

My go to app which I've used for a year or so is 1Password. It has PC/Mac and iOS versions that all sync so you can get to them from anywhere. Read More...
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