We get calls about password-related issues literally every dayThis is the last issue anyone should have, because it is so very easy to avoid. You do not have to be a computer expert to neatly write down your passwords on a sheet of paper and keep that page in a safe place.

No one is responsible for your passwords but you. It’s time we talk about password management, and at the end of this post there is a special gift.

Poor Password Management

Poor password management
There are so many things wrong with this picture.

Most people at least attempt to write down their passwords, but make these common mistakes.

  • Scribbling it down on a sheet of paper you are sure to lose in a week
  • Having your passwords written down in multiple places, or
  • Not updating ALL the places you have written your password when you change one
  • Not writing down what the password is for
  • Not writing down the username

Good Password Management

The Genesis Computing app
The Genesis Computing app
  • Download the Genesis Computing app (Android)
  • Download Keeper (iPhone, iPad)
  • Keep your password in one safe place, such as a notebook or your phone’s Notes app
  • Make sure your device is passcode-protected if you store passwords in its Notes app
  • When you change a password, cross out or remove the old ones.

A Gift for You

You’ve made it to the end of this post (if you skipped to the end, shame on you)! As promised, here is your prize. Below is a link to download and print our password management form, free. You will never lose a password again. Simply enter your email address to unlock the download.

Published by Kamryn

I.T. Consultant & digital wizard