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Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2017



Write Your Passwords Down!


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Passwords are still the weakest link in online security and you've heard me repeatedly warn about the dangers of using a single password everwhere online.

There are numerous password management programs available to help, but for some users, it's still too much to figure out.

If you don't find a program that works for you, I've got another simple low tech system for tracking all your passwords; just write them down!

I don't mean for you to use sticky notes on the front of your monitor, I mean jot them down and store them in a relatively safe place, like somewhere on your smartphone.

You obviously shouldn't use the word 'password' anywhere in then name of the document and you should include your own encryption system in case it's ever discovered.

Use four random characters, for example, in font of your real passwords, so only you will know that you should ignore them.

Truly, if you're going to choose between using the same password on every account or writing them down so you have unique passwords for each site, then write them down!

It's the best way to avoid becoming a victim on many accounts from the breach of a single account.

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