How many passwords are currently clogging up your brain?
Your brain has a finite capacity, though through training you can improve your use of it. The more you fill up your brain with things like passwords and phone numbers, the less capacity it has for learning important things, and thinking about them.
This and many related things were talked about a great deal at the Acceleration 2 seminar I attended in Florida last month, and are also related to things like GTD (Getting Things Done), task management, etc.
I Forgot My Email
Earlier today I received this message from a friend on StumbleUpon
Hey Andy, added you as a friend on my new account (forgot the email to my old one)
I actually told him I was going to name him in this post because I am quoting him, but then there is the “shame” element, and though better of it.
This problem likely is similar for 50% of my readers
- They use the same password everywhere
- They have a few passwords and try to remember them and sometimes forget
The Smart Ones Use Roboform (or something similar)
Nothing is ever going to be 100% secure for 100s or even 1000s of emails, but Roboform is fairly secure against everything other than the most advanced keytrackers.
I currently use Roboform to store over 2000 passwords, and they are generally random 12 or 14 character strings that I wouldn’t have a chance of remembering.
The reason I tend to use Roboform over other password management is because it is so portable. The password files are encrypted on your drive, and can be easily transferred to other computers, or you can buy a license to their pen drive version.
I purchased a license to Roboform with my first affiliate earnings over 2 years ago, and have since purchased additional licenses for all my computers.
Do yourself a favour and start forgetting passwords