Chapter 7

Creating an Inventory of All Your Accounts

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In This Chapter

  • Identifying your most commonly used sites
  • Recording your passwords for these sites
  • Ensuring that you don't repeat passwords across important sites

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In a perfect world, you wouldn't need to write down your passwords to remember them. You might not even need passwords in a perfect world. And the ice cream would be free, too. We don't live in that world, though, so this chapter gives you a place to record passwords to reference when your memory fails you.

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To help you get started filling in the journal pages that follow, here's a list of typical password-protected accounts that most of us have to set up as we do our electronic banking, shopping, playing, and other activities. Use the list as a reminder for the various passwords you might have created and then jot them down in the appropriate place in this journal.

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Just like a good old-fashioned address book, you'll find alphabetized ...

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