Monday, 13 September 2010

Ways to Remember Your Password

We are progressively growing to be dependent upon technology, the Internet and computers. Day after day, hundreds of millions of people browse the web for pleasure, work and entertainment. The time spent on the web is continually increasing for everyone as many more services become accessible. You can now sit back and watch episodes of our favorite programs on the Internet, order groceries and pay off bills. However, this means that most of us are now keeping more information on the web than previously. However, this means that sometimes all of us fail to remember our passwords, especially passwords which are sophisticated or are provided to us by webmasters.

In the event that you do forget your password, the essential thing to do is not to freak out or worry. This will happen frequently to everybody. If you forget your password, most sites will allow you to send a forgotten password ticket. This will allow you to register for a new password. This is typically be quite simple and automatic but it is frequently a pain. Sometimes a user might need to contact the administrator to ask for a new password. This creates more problems though, what happens if you forget the security answers and questions! Again, nobody should get worried as site owners are used to users forgetting their account details. You may have to email an administrator and prove the account belongs to you though.

What can you do if you keep forgetting account information? Well, prevention is often called the best cure. There are many ways to help. Firstly, many web browsers offer you the ability to save username and password details to your browser. This is good as you will not have to fill in the username and password information each time you visit the website. However, this is unsafe and should only be done if you are positive the information is definitely safe (i.e. do not utilize this feature if you share a computer or it is in a public place). Moreover, storing your username and password information to your web browser only helps you for a single computer. Should you use another computer and cannot remember your password, you will not be able to access the saved information from your personal computer.

An alternative to browsers storing your username and password information is to make use of an online password management service. These enable you to save your username and password details just like with your browser but instead you save them on a website. To do this, simply register for a password manager service and start saving password details there. You will then be able to always find your account information regardless of where you are and regardless of the time. Many websites also even have form filling functionality which submits your username and password details. This removes a lot of the hassle which may impact your Internet experience. Plenty of password management services also feature book marking services. You could use the same service to bookmark favorite sites online and then save your account information for them. This is a great tip at saving you hassle. You might find that you waste a lot of time spent on the web and by using these services you can make surfing the web less stressful.

Nonetheless, it should be noted that is very important to maintain safe password strategies. You should never tell anyone your passwords and you should make sure you have a safe password. A password should be at least 8 characters long and be created with a randomized selection of letters and numbers (to be even more safe then you should include lower and upper casing and special characters). However, the safer a password is, the harder it is to remember it which is why online password managers are useful. In conclusion, if you forget your password or you are worried your passwords are not robust enough then you should definitely try a password manager to manage your passwords for you.

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