The Reason Why You Should Print Your Passwords on Paper…

Just before I was about to publish a blog entry about business I saw A sad tale of technology dependence. Eric had a small accident with fingerprints and passwords: basically he decided to start using better passwords, immediately forgot one, used fingerprint sensor (without remembering his own password) to login and it worked well. Until he experienced a sliced index finger in the woodshop… which messed up the fingerprint sensor.

Looks like my previous post about printing your passwords on paper starts to make sense.

3 thoughts on “The Reason Why You Should Print Your Passwords on Paper…

  1. My favorite method is using a technique that I read ages ago where you simply create a phrase that you can remember, then take the fist letter off each word in the phrase and use that as your password. For example:

    This is a great start for your password.

    =

    TIAGSFYP

    Throw in some numbers and your great. It’s not something anyone’s going to guess based on any personal information they may have on you, but you’re still left with a password that you can remember.

  2. lol @ garry.

    I personally prefer to wander around repeating them over and over “Paypal xyz123, online bank 5793abc, email omgomg0101″ etc. Soon, I may print them on a T-shirt and the most secret ones on my underpants.

    Thanks for the story Juuso, it was funny.

  3. I prefer to have my passwords projected into the sky over my house.