I have a couple of pages of passwords and log-ins for all the sites and accounts that I own. Some folks I know said they use the same password for everything. I found out today it is a NO, NO. Even if I wanted to use the same password, I can't. Some sites have very strict requirements and criteria. Like creating unique, 7, 8, 9 characters passwords, and remembering them. Depending on the ask, it could become a huge a dilemma in our lives.
For sites such as PayPal, you should use a password that isn't used anywhere else, a password that is dedicated to that site only. Why? Because there are key-loggers that sit around and steal your password, then will try to go into your PayPal account with it.
Another lesson learned today. For any site that is vulnerable to your identity, finance, you need to be more cautious with the password and what type of password. Guess what I spent my morning doing? On the phone with PayPal's fraud department to report the unauthorized transaction. The transaction was made to someone in Russia, is currently being investigated.
I haven't figured out how and where to keep all of my passwords. It's hard to remember all of them on the fly, and it is scary to keep them stored anywhere that goes through the internet. If you have an email account, that is how they will get your log-in ID, but I still don't know where my password was stolen from, and which website I was on.
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #89:
1) Do you use the same password for everything? If you are, make sure to change the finance ones.
2) Do you have to refer to your password list every time, or do you memorize all of them?
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