I have way too many passwords as it is. I can’t remember anymore. Can’t I just use the same password for everything?
I have heard this so many times that it is ingrained in my memory forever. Yes, it is true, technology is requiring us to remember more and more passwords. Worse yet, each profile we create ends up having slightly different rules to how long or complex our password must be.
Many attempt to alleviate this problem by setting all of their passwords to the same thing. Typically a fairly simple, non-cryptic word that is probably easy for the user to remember, but also quite easy for hackers to crack. I strongly recommend against setting all of your passwords to the same simple password you’ve been using for years.
So what’s a person to do?
If you’re asking this question, then you’ll probably be interested in this easy to use free online cloud tool that allows you to store up to 100 user profiles for free, with the option to increase with a paid for service.
What’s it called?
It’s called PassPack and you can find it at http://www.passpack.com.
How does it work?
Excellent question. Basically the service allows you to store Usernames, Passwords, URL’s, Account Numbers, Notes, Password Sharing, etc all online. Now the only account you truly need to remember, is your PassPack account. (NOTE: Do NOT forget your PassPack Account information)
Click Here to take a quick tour of the product.
Is it just for Passwords?
You can use it for anything you want. The fields aren’t really customizable, but you can put anything you want in the notes section. If you wanted to store some other important confidential info in this tool, you certainly could.
Is it Secure?
Yes. At least, it’s as secure as a password you choose for your account. Nothing is impenetrable, but it sure beats a yellow sticky note.
If you’re not comfortable, then don’t put your bank accounts or other important accounts in this tool. It’s all about your comfort level.
I have been using this tool for about 1 year now and it has saved me countless times. I currently have 60 accounts that I am storing in the tool and I would never be able to remember all of those passwords. It has been one of the best free tools I’ve used in quite some time and I would recommend it to anyone who has more than one account to remember.