There are so many weird holidays. You can even make up you own if you want to. Today happens to be World Password Day. How do you feel about them? For me, if I don’t write them down, I forget every time. If I write them down, I am putting my identity at risk. Who knows when someone will look through my desk to find my list? I may encounter someone from another part of the world, sitting in an igloo collecting passwords or trying to decipher them – an over weight , disheveled, person with a foreign accent will go crazy when he tries to find my passwords.
I have visions of having all my accounts hacked at some time and the $2.49 left in my checkbook will become pocket change for some thief. When you don’t have a lot of dough, no one seems to bother you too much.
Many people choose to make their password something that only they could know about. For example: Grandmaknowsbest/3, or kathy’sFat@5 or Authorwannabe#1. Those would be difficult to hack. Now I personally have not used these passwords. I’ve come up with my own way of keeping track of those difficult yet important codes.
Since I’m getting old and memory often fails me, the only thing for me to do is change my password every time I log on to a favorite site. You know that little sentence under the place where you’re supposed enter your password? It says, “Forget your password?” That way I never have to remember them.
I can imagine those in charge of changing passwords at Facebook, WordPress, Yahoo, Pinterest and Amazon going a little nutso over my constant changing. It does keep me on the ball. Not only does it clear out some of the memory in my brain’s data bank, but it’s fun to come up with new and creative ones.
So today on this World Password Day, how do you intend to celebrate? I think I’ll change all of mine today . . . AGAIN!