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Password Reminder Book is Like Asking for Trouble

Password Reminder Book Kinda Makes Me Nervous

I came across this Open Sesame Password Reminder Book on Outblush yesterday, and at first I was like, "That's kinda cute," but then after more consideration, I realized it probably isn't a good idea. Here's why: Security! Remember how I was telling you about how important it is to have complex passwords, or possibly run the risk of someone ruining your personal record, or worse, stealing your identity? All that is out the window if someone gets a hold of your password reminder book. Unless I kept it under strict lock and key, I would be a nervous wreck thinking about what would happen if I lost it.

But, of course, if I lost the key, I'd be totally screwed.Maybe it's a better idea to keep your passwords in a protected file in your computer, or better yet, a secure password storage device!

Michael2464880 Michael2464880 5 years
How about a password book that is so secure - you can actually share it? Or loose it? Or even post it on the internet?   It's not crazy. I am the author / inventor of "The 5th Dimension Password Book".   With my book, your COMPLEX password is hidden within a crossword like matrix so that a person (ie: thief) could stare at it all day long and NEVER figure out your password...even though it is printed right on the page.   So, you don't have to rememember the password itself ... only it's location. Think of "Battleship" - B3 or A6. Whatever you decide to be your "key". Every page is a new password set so you never have to use the same password twice, even though your easy to remember "key" is the same every time. Look me up on Amazon. There is a sample page in the look inside feature.   ...yes. This is all a shameless self promotion. But my product solves a real problem, that you have addressed.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I have something like this, but of course I don't write out the actual passwords. I write down some crap that'd be nonsense to anyone else reading it, but I'd know all that random gibberish refer to certain strings of numbers, letters, symbols, etc. And it should be pretty much impossible to crack because it's a code based off of absolutely no normal logic. My dad actually tape his passwords to his computer. Yeah, with scotch tape. This reminds me of when Veronica Mars told Principal Clemens: "Don’t keep all of your passwords taped on the bottom of your stapler."
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
of course i'm going to use this notebook to store my most important passwords! what? haha. haven't we learned what happens when secrets become public?
millarci millarci 9 years
what was this company thinking by creating a book like this?
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 9 years
This is almost worse than the people at my office who write their password(s) on post-its, then stick them on their computer.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Obviously this is a bad idea- what's worse is that it is blatantly labeled that it has all your passwords in it ;-)
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 9 years
Oh no- very bad! Plus I'd fill it up very quickly. I use 1Password on my mac.
tglynn tglynn 9 years
I wouldn't ever use it, but it would be a good idea for someone like my mom. She has a different scree name and password for almost everything, writes them on sticky notes, and has this piles of stickies she has to fumble through.
Gigglalot Gigglalot 9 years
As an IT person I think this book is a BAD IDEA.. But also as an IT person who would change your password for you, I think its a good idea.. Solution: ENCRYPT! ( ie. write down an E but that really is R or write them backwards) Make up your own encryption that no one else will know and if you do that, this book is awesome! Remember all passwords and make up your own encryption code. Thats so Geeky I love it!
gemsera gemsera 9 years
I would think it more sensible to keep these things physically than on the pc. If you are going to get hacked/scammed etc or someone takes over your pc, they can find these files/hack the programs to get all your details. Personally I memorise my passwords (have a few in rotation) and I have a good memory, but things like logins (long numbers and digits) I have written down. Then again, I live in a really safe area, where we leave everything unlocked, so the risk of actual theft is very very low.
northofantastic northofantastic 9 years
Okay, it seems I'm the only one really excited about this. :/ I have a similar book already, but I've had it for a long time and have been looking for something new. I've always kept it in a safe place so I've never been worried about something getting their evil little hands on it.
verily verily 9 years
I definitely wouldn't want one that advertises it! But I can see how having a book that you keep in your safe would be handy. Or keep it all digital and use a program like 1Password for Mac to save your passwords and other autofill info. You can set a master password. Keychain Access in Mac OS X will also let you retrieve passwords for a lot of sites that you visit.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Yikes! I couldn't use anything like that, I'd be too nervous having that info available for someone to grab.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
This is SO STUPID. I hope to god nobody keeps this sitting right next to their computer, because it'd be pretty easy for a thief to just snag your computer and that little book and take off with it. I personally use KeePass, a password management system ( All you have to do is remember two passwords -- your Windows login and your KeePass password (which can be the same). Then you just store all of your banking, e-mail, etc. passwords in KeePass so you can copy & paste into other apps. I also like that they have a random password generator.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
No thanks! Most likely I'd lose both the notebook and the key! lol
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