Don’t Write Down Your Passwords!
We were joking around on Facebook. Someone had found a book, described as the Internet Password Book, that you could buy that allowed you to write down all your passwords, including the login URL, user name and password for all accounts including social media sites, banking institutions, email and subscription or services sites.
Very. Bad. Idea.
What happens if you lose it? What happens if someone swipes it?
Would you write down the combination to a safe and pin it to your bulletin board?
I did an online search and confirmed that a number of manufacturers selling these things and some of them are even titled!
- Secure Password Manager
- Internet Password Keeper
- Best Password Manager
- Password Organizer Book
- Internet Password Log Book
- The Personal Internet Address and Password Organizer
If you have a book of secrets, wouldn’t you want it to be as plain as possible? Maybe you’d even want to disguise it like a kids fairy tale book or a textbook on quantum mechanics.
You wouldn’t want to attract attention to it! [Read more…]