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Drowning in passwords: Tips to stay safe and sane

Bill Snyder | Nov. 10, 2009
If you spend much time online, you probably have the same problem I do: How to remember your ever-growing list of online usernames and passwords-and stay secure at the same time.

Finally, Google and some other online heavyweights are reviving an old idea, a secure, single password/username combo, such as your Google or Yahoo ID, that you could use for multiple sites.

Sun and other companies have experimented with similar schemes, but none ever got off the ground. Maybe this attempt will be the charm. But I'm not holding my breath, and will continue to explore password management options that really exist. So should you.

 

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