Solved Why bother having too many passwords?

November 5, 2013 at 05:57:52
Specs: Windows 7
I'm sick of having too many passwords. Why Can't I use just one? and how many e-mails do most people get and do you know anyway to contact g-mail thank you

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#1
November 5, 2013 at 07:48:31
"Can't I use just one?
Obviously not, you will need a different password for every secure website, email address, program etc. They aren't all interconnected.

"how many e-mails do most people get"
Are you serious?

"anyway to contact g-mail"
Start here - https://support.google.com/mail/?hl...


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#2
November 5, 2013 at 09:27:17
"Are you serious?"
As an example, being retired I'm lucky if I get one per week. Years ago when I was foolish enough to put my email address on the internet I got 120 spam emails per day. A friend gets about 15 a day and a business could easily get at least 200 per day. So it's a "how long is a piece of string type question".

You could of-course set yourself up to use one password for everything. This is definitely not recommended, because if someone works out what it is then they can get into everything.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
November 5, 2013 at 15:03:56
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For example, say that a "hacker" since that's the common lingo happens across your google account and the password. From there they can use your email address to aquire passwords to amazon facebook, extra emails, twitter, youtube, and so on.

Lets say they were really tricky and used the facebook account to let them log into linkedIn. Then lets say that you were using linkedIn in a professional sense. From there they could ruin your reputation.

Lets say that you have a high value credit card on amazon, and are set up to allow for one click shopping? Well that's free stuff for the "hacker"

Another example would be what if you have a huge list of peoples emails in your email address book, what if they were to use your email to send a virus to all of your friends.

These are just the simple things.

::mike


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#4
November 5, 2013 at 16:32:50
For high security places (secure websites, bank log ins, taxes, utilities, email, others) everything should be different completely, but for low security sites, you can take one password and modify it a lot of slightly different ways that are easy to remember (add a letter or two and number or two to a 'core' password and change these for each one).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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