Passwords, Passwords, Passwords
I don’t know about you but I have been inundated with passwords. Let’s take a brief look at the passwords of my life.
- The ATM.
- Checking and Savings Accounts.
- Retirement accounts.
On a side note it would be nice if these accounts actually had some cash in them, but I digress. Time to resume the list.
- 27 email accounts each have a separate password.
- A password for the product that contains all of my passwords.
- My gym locker.
- The alarm code/password.
- A password to access the computer.
- Cellphone, office and homephone voicemail passwords.
In short I have accumulated 1,654,365 passwords. And because I am concerned about theft I have been careful to make sure that each and every one is unique. For a while I used just one word, password to serve as a universal pass key. But I got rid of it, not because I was afraid of someone discovering it but because I couldn’t remember it.
How crazy is that. I can remember the 1,654,365 individual passwords but not something as simple as password. So you might be interested in learning how I determine what is going to be my password. Well the answer is simple, I use a complex algorithm developed by The Shmata Queen and refined by yours truly to provide myself with a subset of digits that have been applied to the Euclidean hyperbola theory first extrapolated and postulated by Da Vinci and Galileo.
More to come.
Jack's Shack December 8, 2005 at 2:15 am
jaim December 8, 2005 at 12:12 am
What a great post because it’s so true. I started to keep a record of all my various accounts and passwords, but I lost it, so now I am S.O.L.
Stacey December 7, 2005 at 7:32 pm
use a complex algorithm developed by The Shmata Queen and refined by yours truly to provide myself with a subset of digits that have been applied to the Euclidean hyperbola theory first extrapolated and postulated by Da Vinci and Galileo.
Ahhh, you are turning me on! 😉
Stephen (aka Q) December 7, 2005 at 3:34 pm
Ah ha! I followed your mathematical equation, and now I know every one of your 1.6 million passwords!
You’d better change them.
Jack's Shack December 7, 2005 at 2:18 pm
That is one way of doing it.
It wasn’t my intent to gather so many, it just kind of happened. I only use a few of them regularly.
Pragmatician December 7, 2005 at 9:43 am
and I thought I had way too many emails, all 5 of them. You sure top me there!
Ezzie December 7, 2005 at 8:49 am
See, I just use things that fill in my passwords automatically… and hope my computer never gets stolen. 🙂