Password Card [print off]
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Password Card [print off]

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Found 10th May 2010Made hot 12th May 2010
This is a brilliant idea that may be of use to some


You have dozens of accounts on all kinds of websites and other systems, each of whom wants you to pick a secure password. But they all have different rules, and anyway, you can't even remember one secure password that consists of a random string of letters and numbers, let alone dozens of them!
A PasswordCard is a credit card-sized card you keep in your wallet, which lets you pick very secure passwords for all your websites, without having to remember them! You just keep them with you, and even if your wallet does get stolen, the thief will still not know your actual passwords.
Your PasswordCard has a unique grid of random letters and digits on it. The rows have different colors, and the columns different symbols. All you do is remember a combination of a symbol and a color, and then read the letters and digits from there. It couldn't be simpler!

You can optionally include an area that has only digits which you can use for PIN's, and you can also choose to include symbols if you use sites which require your passwords to include them. Remember that you can still use the digits-only area for regular passwords, for any site which allows numbers in its passwords!

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Original Poster

You can choose whatever way to remember the password, so for instance Amazon could be Sun & Blue, which means an 8 digit password would be as follows. Or you could choose a symbol and read down through the colours.
http://i40.tinypic.com/13z1ziv.jpg

I think remembering the password would be a lot easier for myself, interesting idea though.

Very clever idea but how would you remember all the symbols and colours if you had more than 9 or 10?
Still voting hot.

it is a great idea btw - cheers OP

The FAQ on their site says

you can access the site at passwordcard.org/ to connect to the site over an encrypted SSL connection, so that no one can intercept the card

Everytime you visit the site it sets up a different (unique to you) code to generate the card, so even if you used the suggested example of Sun Blue, and someone else had their own generated card from this site, and found out your choice of two grid coordinates, they would not be able to generate your passphrase.

Unless you leave the seed code lying around, as it can be used to regenerate your own unique card (if you lose the original).

Very clever ..... well impressed :thumbsup: H & R :thumbsup:

seems a good idea, but not sure i get it....

if you cant remember a password for a site, how do you remember the symbol and color relating to each site? think i would find that harder

thanks for posting tho!

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phil001;8576613

seems a good idea, but not sure i get it....if you cant remember a … seems a good idea, but not sure i get it....if you cant remember a password for a site, how do you remember the symbol and color relating to each site? think i would find that harderthanks for posting tho!



True, some people can't seem to memorise passwords, but I do think it is easier to remember just two things rather than a string of numbers. All my passwords are in a multi-digit / symbol format and I'd have never remember even one. I think this card goes some way to helping with this.
If I had several passwords and wanted to use the card, I would write on the back something like:
"A" for Amazon followed by a symbol and colour. Anyone finding your card would need to know what "A" referred to and your username, which is highly unlikely.

Great, lol just what every hacker needs

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I just signed up and got the same card as you, it's not random :x

http://i40.tinypic.com/13z1ziv.jpg

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lumoruk;8578267

I just signed up and got the same card as you, it's not random :x



I'm amazed at this and proves beyond any doubt that the card is not random, especially since they managed to give you one with the same red lines I drew on mine
Seriously though, I'd be interested to actually see any duplications.

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Predikuesi;8578482

I'm amazed at this and proves beyond any doubt that the card is not … I'm amazed at this and proves beyond any doubt that the card is not random, especially since they managed to give you one with the same red lines I drew on mine :).



:oops:

I use steganos locknote for all my important information.

Passwords/logins account details etc.

Its very simple, you run the program, enter a masterpassword the put all your information inside.

Very secure and only 1 password to remember.

Totally free.

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mateypeeps;8575096

The FAQ on their site saysyou can access the site at … The FAQ on their site saysyou can access the site at https://www.passwordcard.org/ to connect to the site over an encrypted SSL connection, so that no one can intercept the card



DAMMIT! i forgot the password to that site.

I don't reli understand the whole point of it anyway..., keeping this card in the pocket say without marking any row or column, how can you remember where is your password is??? if you mark down its like writing down your password......, is it not???

The point is you only have to remember a symbol and a colour. It's presumably based on the fact that way way more people find it easier to remember things, anything, if they put imagery to it, so like the OP's example of the Amazon, sun and blue. But presumably as well, you have to remember the length of the password, i guess it's easier if you stick to one length.

foulone;8580971

I use steganos locknote for all my important information.Passwords/logins … I use steganos locknote for all my important information.Passwords/logins account details etc.Its very simple, you run the program, enter a masterpassword the put all your information inside.Very secure and only 1 password to remember.Totally free.]http://www.steganos.com/us/products/for-free/locknote/overview/



I use the same its brilliant, having used it for several years.I also use 'my lockbox' which is very similar but a more simple layout

Personally i prefer keepassx
keepassx.org/


Works with what i have currently.. as I already have so many accounts on soo many sites..

Just remember one master password and the rest are easy..
(although remembering security is strongest as the weakest link) choose a poor master password and ..

Isn't this why every site has a "forgotten password" link ;-)

foulone;8580971

I use steganos locknote for all my important information.Passwords/logins … I use steganos locknote for all my important information.Passwords/logins account details etc.Its very simple, you run the program, enter a masterpassword the put all your information inside.Very secure and only 1 password to remember.Totally free.]http://www.steganos.com/us/products/for-free/locknote/overview/






NIce one dude - thanks for the tip!
Been looking for something more accessible than the one I used to have on my ipod touch but that i was unable to re-install when i accidentlally dropped my ipod due to not having the newest OS software. besides, you couldn't back-it up on PC. so thanks again, foulone - have some rep!

Spaceball1;8587966

NIce one dude - thanks for the tip!Been looking for something more … NIce one dude - thanks for the tip!Been looking for something more accessible than the one I used to have on my ipod touch but that i was unable to re-install when i accidentlally dropped my ipod due to not having the newest OS software. besides, you couldn't back-it up on PC. so thanks again, foulone - have some rep!



NP, glad it helped - its everything I need very simple, very secure.

I just write them all down in a book in my house. and its just login like my email password, and stuff, i think of it was stolen my email would bore this person as they will just get my boring surveys from toluna

Or just have the same password, but add different letters to the end, or like me, try to remember them all

just use RoboForm

Good... If you remember your username too?
I have an email account solely for this purpose... All confirmation emails of signing up get sent to that email address and I keep them in a folder

Also... carrying excess cards around? Not my thing either considering I've lost 3 purses in the last year

XxX

Rep added to foulone and axum!!

Matthew Leeds;8589631

just use RoboForm



Lastpass is another
Can be used on multiple platforms and on any computer by logging in to your account and it's free

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Matthew Leeds;8589631

just use RoboForm


or LASTPASS add-on for free on firefox. It would drive me nuts having to get a card out and work out each password every time.

Another vote for LASTPASS been using it for years, love the fill form feature...

csiman;8593891

or LASTPASS add-on for free on firefox. It would drive me nuts having to … or LASTPASS add-on for free on firefox. It would drive me nuts having to get a card out and work out each password every time.



djstrobe4real;8596473

Another vote for LASTPASS been using it for years, love the fill form … Another vote for LASTPASS been using it for years, love the fill form feature...



One more vote for lastpass from me. I have the firefox add-on installed on all my machines and they all sync up flawlessly.

+1 for LASTPASS from me too. Been using it for past 2 yrs and its brilliant.

Great i got 1
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