December 06, 2005

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.
  1. The ATM.
  2. Checking and Savings Accounts.
  3. 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.
  1. 27 email accounts each have a separate password.
  2. A password for the product that contains all of my passwords.
  3. My gym locker.
  4. The alarm code/password.
  5. A password to access the computer.
  6. 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.

7 comments:

Ezzie said...

See, I just use things that fill in my passwords automatically... and hope my computer never gets stolen. :)

Pragmatician said...

and I thought I had way too many emails, all 5 of them. You sure top me there!

Jack's Shack said...

Ezzie,

That is one way of doing it.

Prag,

It wasn't my intent to gather so many, it just kind of happened. I only use a few of them regularly.

Stephen (aka Q) said...

Ah ha! I followed your mathematical equation, and now I know every one of your 1.6 million passwords!

You'd better change them.
Q

Stacey said...

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! ;)

jaim said...

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.

Jack's Shack said...

I try.