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How to Remember Internet Passwords

Updated on October 11, 2014

Keep Your Online Data Safe

I found an easy way to remember Internet passwords to keep my online data safe.

If you're like me, you use a lot of Web sites each day, and many of them require you to log in. I used to jot down new passwords on scraps of paper on my desk. Every once in awhile I'd "get organized" and copy them into a notebook.

Soon I'd be marking out old passwords when I changed it making a mess and often wondering "is that an 's' or a '5' or what?"

Now I have a handy dandy Internet password book that I use to keep track of my passwords, so I don't really have to remember them at all any more!

Photo credit for all personal photos on this page: Peggy Hazelwood

Remember All Your Passwords

Use an Internet password book to organize

all of your online passwords as well as

any other passwords you use.

Jot down bank information, security codes,

and other important information in the organizer

so everything is in one place.

What Does a Password Book Contain?

The inside of my password organizer.
The inside of my password organizer.

This photo shows some blank pages from my password address organizer. (You didn't think I was going to show you my passwords, did you?)

There are blanks for the following information for each entry:

~ Website

~ Subject

~ Username

~ Password

~ Site Information

~ Social Networking Page

I don't use all of these lines for each Web site but there is plenty of room for all the information I want to include.

Internet Password Organizers - Handy and Really Organized

These Internet password organizers will keep all of your online information handy and really organized. Don't forget your login information again.

Passwords In Order

Like a regular address book, an Internet password

address book or organizer is alphabetized.

You can add Web sites in alphabetical order

so you keep your Facebook and Amazon and

Squidoo information in its place!

How Do You Remember Your Internet Passwords?

How Do You Remember Your Internet Passwords?

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Keep Your Files Safe

Whether you jot down passwords and login information in a notebook or in an Internet password book,

be sure to keep the files safe.

Don't leave it next to your computer, if possible, when you're away from home.

Consider putting it on a bookshelf with other similar looking books so it blends in and isn't easily found.

Small Organizers - Keep Your Information Safe in a Small Space

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

How Do You Remember Your Internet Passwords? - Is Your Memory Perfect or Like Me, Do You Need a Little Help?

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Glad to see your lens on the Bravo board. Well done with some very good info. Never thought about a "Website Log Book". I was like you at first by just writing the website, UN and PW on a notepad kept by the PC. After I got a few websites complied I used a binder clip, clipped them all together and threw them into the top drawer. That was Old! Now, I formatted an Excel spreadsheet for all of the pertinent info for the website that I joined that have are passwords. After I update the spreadsheet each time i add a new site and password I transferred the info to a flash drive and is kept in a fireproof safe. This is New! I have even backed up the flash drive with a spare one because no info or passwords are kept on the PC. Thank for writing and sharing this lens as it is really appreciated. Have a Great Day!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Northerntrials: This sounds very interesting. I guess the trick is to really know your system and then the rest is easy. I like it!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      I use a system that involves numbers symbols and the name of the website. If you see the website name you can work out your password from your system. example: I always start with two symbols then five letters of the site name with the second one Capitalized and then two symbols. Then all you have to remember is your system and every site has a different password and you have the security of not having your passwords in a book that could be lost or mishandled.

      Actually I have two systems because some sites won't let you use symbols in a password.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Virginia Allain: Maybe having a small book for travel and a larger one at home for all sites would work.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I use a teeny address book but it really is inadequate for the info I need to keep. The good part is it is small enough to fit in my bra when I travel. I don't trust to put it in with my laptop or luggage or even my handbag.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I use an Address book and made a lens about that idea, too

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      Vortrek Grafix 4 years ago

      There are software apps to store and encrypt passwords, but for those who write them down, it's a good idea to disguise them with a few substitution rules you keep memorized for all your passwords. you never know who might be snooping around

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No perfect memory for me....have meant to do this for a couple few years now...getting closer, thanks for the encouragement! A spiral binder would be easy to mix in with all those recipe books I never look at. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The role model for examples is this:

      password = P@55w0rd

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      acronyms I find are the best - like for example (and this isn't one of mine, lol) ... I like roast beef super rare - ilrbsr - great way to do it if no numbers are involved - if numbers involved you can try - on july 10 we take our holiday - o0710wtoh - but of course you have to remember the acronym!

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      As I always tell folks I have a not book for home and a separate one for work. I know that there are programs out there for saving passwords to. I still prefer the hands on approach.

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      MissMalaprop 5 years ago

      I remember most of my passwords for frequently used website, but I also LOVE LastPass : I found out about it through CNet or one of those credible tech websites, and there's been no turning back!

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      tomoxby 5 years ago

      I prefer using a small 4 x 7" ringed binder with one or more pages by topic, "affiliate supplies", "amazon", "images", "social media". I find that some I don't use after a while or I change them and the binder allows me to change only relevant pages.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @MarcStorm LM: I know what you mean, Marc. I will probably use white labels to cover old info and write on them for new info, as needed.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      I change my passwords a lot and there are so many sites too. I should really get a password book. I currently used a pad of "to do list papers". I've even heard of address books with eraser qualities, using markers etc., kind of like dry eraser board. that supposedly works well but I don't remember what they were called or etc. With how many times I change my passwords I'd need one that erases easily. Paper will work for a awhile though, definitely. I'll have to use my ink and pencil eraser if I decide to use a pen.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I have a Mac so my passwords are all kept in my keykeeper. I love it!

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      kathryn-gillespie 5 years ago

      Love my little Internet Address Organizer! Has helped me many times to figure out what password I used!

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      Monika Weise 5 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Ok, this is going on my Christmas list. I had no idea you could buy an internet organizer. I use a stenographer's notebook, but it's not very durable.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Zodiacimmortal: Good point about not leaving the book so someone can find it.

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      I have a file for my passwords. This way no one can find a particular book etc. and get into my accounts. I do not leave all that type of stuff together as that's all someone needs to steal your ID