Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Give Up-- Just Put a Chip in my Brain

Just how many PASSWORDS can one person have or worse yet REMEMBER?

"THEY" tell you not to have the same passwords for accounts and to change them every 30 days! I miss the good old days when the web just started to grow- it was as easy to remember your short and sweet password . Your dogs name or even that- <36-24-36> -Junior High gym locker combo. Ha!

Trying to think of a POSITIVE way to spin this sorry subject just makes my brain hurt.Typing the words PASSWORD HELL into the internet search box brought up 41 MILLION mentions. Must be a lot of brains hurting out there!

Well maybe The-Olde-Chip-In-The-Brain scenario is the way to go.
The worse ones are for our banking accounts. Screw up twice and risk getting locked out of your account for a fort-night! Have to drive to the darn bank and explain your misfortune after waiting in lines you wanted to avoid by on-line banking!

Oh there is a positive spin!
If my search is any indication-- if common experiences make for bonding-- we all have a zillion buddies OUT THERE!http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2005/11/escape_from_pas.html

3 comments:

Christine's Arts said...

Hi Constance,
I had the same problem until my computer savvy son downloaded Password Safe. Go to passwordsafe.com for free services and/or a program you can download to your desktop. It remembers all my passwords for me. I think they can store them online too, but, I don't like that idea. I feel for you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So true Connie... My husband gets more frustrated with the banks than anything else. He is now in charge of his elderly father's accounts --so everything is doubled. Seems like he is changing passwords ALL of the time.

Hope things in Carolina are great. Aren't you glad it's spring?
Hugs,
Betsy

TheWritersPorch said...

Hi Connie...thanks for stoppping by the Porch. I'll be coming to Flat Rock for four days in May, I will come by your shop!
Carol