Can you keep a secret? I sure hope so!! No worries if you can’t, because today’s free printable password keeper is going to help you with the task.
Me? I’m pretty good at keeping secrets, but I will admit that I’ve lost it and spilled the beans a few times in my life. Some things are meant to be kept secret, and others are meant to be revealed. Even though I’m an open book most of the time, there are some things I like to keep private. Want to know one of them?
I do not want to get hacked, so I do my best to keep my passwords secure. It is tough remembering everything when using so many different websites with different usernames, emails and passwords. It’s really hard to keep up with them all, especially if you change them. I purchased a Password Keeper from Target many years ago, and I still use it and keep it in a safe place. The hubby knows where it is so he can find it if he needs to check on something, but no one else knows the location. We write everything in pencil so when we change a password it’s easy to make a correction.
Do you have a designated place to write down your passwords? Never fear, because today I’m offering you a free printable to keep your passwords organized. But first, let’s review some useful password tips.
- Use different passwords for each of your accounts. It can be tempting to use the same password across multiple accounts, but it makes identity theft so much easier. Just say no!
- Don’t use simple passwords that use common information like your name, family names, pet names, birthdays, anniversary or other information that can be found on social media. Don’t make a hacker’s job easier!
- Be aware if you’re in a public place, and don’t let any one see you enter your password.
- If you leave your device, make sure you log off any time there are others around to reduce the risk of your password being stolen or changed.
- If at all possible, avoid using public devices to log onto websites that require passwords.
- Use a password with a combination of 8 characters, including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
- Don’t tell anyone your password, and be sure to keep your secret password keeper in a secure place away from your computer.
- If a site allows you to choose security questions, choose the hard questions so no one can find the answers on your social media accounts.
- Change your passwords every 3 months.
- Protect your smartphone with a password or code to prevent others from logging in and stealing your login information for banking, social media and other apps you may use.
Now that you’ve looked over the useful tips to keeping your password safe and secure, it’s time to download your copy of the Secret Password Keeper. Perhaps you need to take the time to change your password first? Then write them down and store your password keeper in a safe place where only you (and maybe your spouse) can find it if you forget something and need a reminder.
Have you downloaded the other Freebie Friday goodies to help you stay organized? Be sure to stop by and check them out, too!