Memorize your password

Here's a tip for remembering passwords.



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Memorize your password! If you don't trust your memory and need help remembering your password, write down a clue. The clue should be vague and meaningful only to you. For example, if your password is "Off2cwiz" because your favorite movie is "The Wizard of Oz," you may write down a clue to help you remember. But be careful! Writing down "Wizard of Oz" is still too obvious, so write down a clue that only you can guess. Maybe you and your grandmother always watched the movie at Christmas. So you could write "Nana Christmas" on a piece of paper to jog your memory. Written clues are okay, but be tricky!


This was first published in October 2001

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