MoneySaving Poll: How many passwords do you have & are they the same?
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Former_MSE_Sam_M Former MSE
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Poll started 3 November 2015
How many passwords do you have & are they the same?
The TalkTalk cyber attack (see our TalkTalk help) has heightened concern over password security. Best practice is never use the same password twice, but that makes things difficult.
So we want to find out how many password-controlled accounts you have – from banks to social media, music streaming services and more. And how often do you use the same password?
What is closest to your situation?
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If manual, how do you manage logging into sites via mobile devices that can't read USB sticks?
I have around 300 sites, all different & managed via LastPass. I have recently started using it to record my made up "name of first school/pet etc." answers too.
When Adobe got hacked it felt great to just change one password without having to panic about other places I might have used it.
Anything financial has strictly different passwords for each one and different to the ones for other sites, and I have a load, and I never write them down anywhere, I do also have the nickname Rain Man!
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If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
Banking and similar accounts have very different passwords but most others have passwords that are easy for me to remember by just changing a simple part of each one.
As has been suggested elsewhere, if someone wants to hack my Gas account and pay the bill, fine by me. I do not have any personal info' on these type of accounts so not sure why I need a 12 letter password consisting of letters, numbers, symbols and the name of my first teachers pet dogs mother ?
Email, Facebook, Paypal ! Very infuriating, but it does make shopping on Ebay rather cheap for me !