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How do you manage your passwords?

Survey period: 20 Mar 2022 to 27 Mar 2022

OptionVotes% 
Biometrics instead of passwords where possible13118.30
Hardware keys instead of passwords where possible172.37
One time passwords sent each time or magic links334.61
Single Sign on where possible to minimise passwords12517.46
A password manager (eg Keychain, LastPass etc)34548.18
A manually managed organised list of passwords (eg spreadsheet)18926.40
Random sticky notes and scraps of paper strewn about405.59
I just use the same password everywhere7710.75
Request a password reset link each time I need to sign on436.01
Something even cleverer8511.87
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralCustom Generator + KeePass Pin
willichan22-Mar-22 11:57
professionalwillichan22-Mar-22 11:57 
I have a custom password generator that randomly picks and splices two words from a dictionary, and adds a symbol and a number.
A different password for every login gets stored a KeePass database, that I replicate to 3 different locations.

I also have a Yubikey, as well the Google Authenticator on my phone for when they are needed, but I rarely use either one.




Money makes the world go round ... but documentation moves the money.
GeneralSame one to a degree Pin
MarkTJohnson22-Mar-22 4:47
professionalMarkTJohnson22-Mar-22 4:47 
GeneralWhat do saved PWs in the browser count as Pin
Dan Neely22-Mar-22 4:40
Dan Neely22-Mar-22 4:40 
GeneralRe: What do saved PWs in the browser count as Pin
Kirk 1038982122-Mar-22 5:07
Kirk 1038982122-Mar-22 5:07 
GeneralRe: What do saved PWs in the browser count as Pin
Dan Neely22-Mar-22 5:28
Dan Neely22-Mar-22 5:28 
GeneralRe: What do saved PWs in the browser count as Pin
Martin ISDN23-Mar-22 8:24
Martin ISDN23-Mar-22 8:24 
GeneralRe: What do saved PWs in the browser count as Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Mar-22 9:03
Kirk 1038982123-Mar-22 9:03 
GeneralRandom sticky notes Pin
Cpichols22-Mar-22 3:37
Cpichols22-Mar-22 3:37 
GeneralRe: Random sticky notes Pin
Bruce Patin22-Mar-22 4:26
Bruce Patin22-Mar-22 4:26 
GeneralRe: Random sticky notes Pin
Cpichols22-Mar-22 4:44
Cpichols22-Mar-22 4:44 
GeneralCleverer? Pin
  Forogar  22-Mar-22 3:21
professional  Forogar  22-Mar-22 3:21 
GeneralRe: Cleverer? Pin
Kirk 1038982122-Mar-22 5:16
Kirk 1038982122-Mar-22 5:16 
GeneralMy own program Pin
gervacleto22-Mar-22 2:36
professionalgervacleto22-Mar-22 2:36 
GeneralRe: My own program Pin
VE222-Mar-22 4:46
VE222-Mar-22 4:46 
GeneralRe: My own program Pin
trønderen22-Mar-22 6:27
trønderen22-Mar-22 6:27 
GeneralRe: My own program Pin
gervacleto22-Mar-22 12:07
professionalgervacleto22-Mar-22 12:07 
GeneralRe: My own program Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Mar-22 11:12
Kirk 1038982123-Mar-22 11:12 
Generalworked for ions Pin
theoldfool22-Mar-22 2:21
professionaltheoldfool22-Mar-22 2:21 
GeneralNone of the above Pin
PIEBALDconsult21-Mar-22 4:35
professionalPIEBALDconsult21-Mar-22 4:35 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
Slacker00721-Mar-22 5:16
professionalSlacker00721-Mar-22 5:16 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
snorkie24-Mar-22 4:17
professionalsnorkie24-Mar-22 4:17 
GeneralCleverer Pin
Amarnath S21-Mar-22 3:45
professionalAmarnath S21-Mar-22 3:45 
GeneralI just use the same password everywhere Pin
Abdullah Leghari21-Mar-22 2:46
Abdullah Leghari21-Mar-22 2:46 
GeneralI'm sneaky PinPopular
OriginalGriff21-Mar-22 1:38
mveOriginalGriff21-Mar-22 1:38 
GeneralRe: I'm sneaky Pin
Frank Malcolm25-Mar-22 19:06
Frank Malcolm25-Mar-22 19:06 

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