There was a time when I had one password for everything.
I soon realised I ought to use something a bit more secure for internet banking and, as all my password resets get sent to my email account, that needed something more secure as well.
I then started wondering about all the various forums and shops I use, so I devised a system of multiple passwords.
That wasn't much better though. Supposing someone at STW found out that my forum password was "grahamstw1", then they could take a guess that my passwords elsewhere were "grahamcrc1" or grahamwiggle1".
I increased the number and complexity of my passwords until I got to where I am now and can't possibly remember them all.
I've now got a password document with them all recorded as cryptic clues.
Without giving too much away, suppose my password was "orange5", I would record it as "filing cabinet", although they are actually clues based on personal puns and experiences that only I would know the answer to.
So what's the best way to remember them all ?
Having a notepad file in My Documents titled "Passwords" doesn't feel all that secure, but what's the alternative ?