Thursday, 31 July 2014

Having Trouble Remembering your Passwords? Read On!

Hi Fellow Mums,

We all have a long to-do list everyday and we can't help but forget some information that we really shouldn't be forgetting. If you're a Mum who's got different social media accounts (like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), or have multiple email accounts for business and personal use, it's so hard to remember different passwords.

Today I'd like to share with you an online password keeper. It's called Passpack. I don't work for them but I am a Passpack user and majority of my office passwords are kept in here. I have been using this since October last year and I think it's pretty good.

Here is the link Just like any other accounts, you first need to register.
The line in red text on the left says Sign Up for Free. (screenshot below)

It's very easy, all you need to do is to fill out this form. 

Next is you have to create Packing Key. This is a message or a sentence that you will never ever forget. For example:

1) I love and hate my husband
2) My kids are my life, my everything.

or you can even use your favorite lyrics like

3) you are the wind beneath my wings
4) when you're happy and you know it clap your hands

Anything! This must be a line that you would never ever ever forget. 

Once you're registered just follow the prompts if it requires you to verify your email etc.
Now, when you login to Passpack, it will then ask you for your username, password and packing key (When you type this, it should be exactly the way you set it up including spaces and punctuation marks.) 

You can then start adding your username and passwords for your different online accounts.  

Before you log out, click save at the top right hand corner. The system will also automatically save your changes but I click Save anyway. There are other features this program has but I guess for basic use, get familiar first in adding your login details. Once you're comfortable you can group them but personally I don't use the grouping feature. I just add and save. Simple.

Alright! Now all you need to remember is you Passpack Username, Password and Packing Key. All the rest of your login details are inside so you don't have to keep them in your head.

A word of caveat though, I only store my passwords for work and online accounts but not for financial ones. Like I said I am not from Passpack and I've read the security policies they have in place but I still keep my financial details out of it. 

It's entirely up to you whether you want to use this program or not. I am sure there are other similar programs that provide you the same service. This is just another option for you and I hope this is helpful to you! Thank you for reading! =)

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