We got this tip from a reader for help remembering passwords: “Try passwordcard.org. The main page shows a random card with rows of letters and numbers. With this card, you can carry all of your passwords with you and if someone finds it they won’t be able to know your password because they will not know where you started with you password (up down of diagonally). Just remember to record your password card’s particular number so you can print a new one if you need one. My passwords are a series of letters (upper and lower case) and numbers with no order to them. Just don’t run your finger along them as this leaves a mark. Might as well circle them. This works great for me.”
What an interesting idea! PasswordCard is also available in app form!
When you arrive at http://www.passwordcard.org/en, you’ll see that it’s a pretty simple set-up.
A card number is generated for you. Make sure to save that card number somewhere. You can use it to regenerate the card if you ever lose it.
You can choose to have an area with only digits (great if you need PIN numbers) or to include symbols.
Then you can print the card, laminate it and keep it in your wallet. Here’s how it works. You pick a symbol, color, and length for your password. Then choose to go left or right. For example, if I needed a 10-letter password, I could choose pink for a color and musical note for a symbol. Then I would go 10 to the right for a password of WWyVGGKkCD.
I could write down Pink-Music-Note-10-Right somewhere. Even if someone came across it, without my specific card, they wouldn’t be able to figure out the password. You can also randomly generate a new card at any time.
And if printing a card isn’t for you, check out the app versions.
Open the app and it will generate a card.
For more options, tap the menu button on your phone. You can even scan in your existing password card.
Thanks for the tip!