Previous poll Next poll

How many people know your personal password other than you?

Response Percent Votes
I’m the only person who knows my password
57% 286
One person
31% 159
Two people
6% 34
Five people or more
2% 10
Three people
1% 7
Four people
0% 3
Total 499


RoeDapple 6 years, 8 months ago

Password? We don't need no stinking passwords!

RoeDapple 6 years, 8 months ago

Mostly I forget them, especially the ones for online accounts. Then I go through the process of getting a new one, only to forget it by the time I need it again. I like nice easy ones like BR549. Makes my kid pull her hair out. Hers usually look like this; As43gMM09cd??Qyb88efdJ6-r7xV99. She has a different one for everything she does and changes them weekly. . . Aaaarrrgggggg!! . . Hey! I think I just created my next new password!

haggisgirl 6 years, 8 months ago

I love LastPass. I have it on my computers, my ipad and my android phone.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 8 months ago

All of those with whom we need a password to enter their territory.... plus all of those engaged in illegal spying on americans.

No one in the immediately family though hmmmmmmm

Liberty275 6 years, 8 months ago

I changed all my passwords to "anarchy2012. Now everyone knows and can log in as me and wreak havoc.

otto 6 years, 8 months ago

Then how come it didn't work on your ljworld account - you lying? lol

Terry Sexton 6 years, 8 months ago

well, lemme see, there's * & * along with . Also my favorite: ***. Correction, that first one should read **** (all caps). That site is case sensitive.

Tristan Moody 6 years, 8 months ago

In most sane security setups, not even the sysadmins have access to your password. Passwords are usually encrypted before they are stored, using a one-way hash function. That means it is essentially impossible to recover the plaintext password, even if given the hashed password and the hashing algorithm. When you enter your password, your entry is hashed, and the password hashes are compared. Unfortunately, not all security setups are in fact sane, so you may actually be right.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 8 months ago

What do you mean, "sane security setups"?

You're not going to be able to scam very much money off your website if you set it up so that you can't look up passwords!

gphawk89 6 years, 8 months ago

Shouldn't the question read "passwordS"? Between various systems at work and online accounts at home, I probably have a hundred or so, all different.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 8 months ago

This is an excellent way to develop a very good password: Make a permutation of the VIN number of a certain car, if you know exactly what it is. For example, a very good way to find one to start with is to use the VIN of a car that you really like on but can't afford, such as a very nice Rolls Royce or Ferrari. The VIN numbers are always listed in the advertisement. I've been told that a permutation of the VIN number of an unknown car is an excellent password.

But you have to have the knack of remembering it. And, because they are very long and almost all systems have a character length limit on passwords, you will have to start at some random point within that unknown car's VIN number and probably also end it somewhere within it before you begin your permutation.

I'm quite sure no one will ever figure it out so I think that would be just about as good as a totally random one, but it has the advantage of being something that you can look up later if you save it in a very odd place. But, you will have to remember where you began your permutation at and where it ended, and also remember exactly what your permutation was.

Good luck trying to figure that one out!

pace 6 years, 8 months ago

Having helped on an estate, it was a lot easier when one brother had a list of assets, debts and account passwords for the other. I have given a short list of passwords to my best friend and she has agreed to delete my special private blog about my husband's faults.

gccs14r 6 years, 8 months ago

If you want someone to handle your online accounts after your demise, place them either with your estate attorney or in a safe deposit box that someone else has access to.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.