I received a warning from Google a week ago to change my passwords because there was a breach in a few of my app accounts managed by Google, so I sought to rectify the issues with my passwords.
Using a unique password for all your online accounts may seem like a lot of work, but keeping your information safe from cyber criminals is worth the effort. Using cyber security measures like password managers and Multifactor authentication MFA, you can protect your accounts from being compromised.
Printable Password Log Sheets – The latest addition to my printable webshop is an A4 printable and editable password log; each sheet is for up to five passwords and fills – Website or Account, Username, Password, Email Address, Last Updated, and Notes. A great way to keep your passwords organized is to divide them into categories on different pages Apps, Social Media, Online Streaming Sites, etc.
I have always preferred typing instead of writing, as my handwriting is atrocious, so the editable part of the PDF file works best for me.
Lastly, remember to store your password binder securely at home. The best practice would be in a locked drawer or safe. Also, never keep your banking details online, on clouds or on online storage. Clouds are never 100% secure, and you would not want anyone to have access to such information.
If you are out and require a copy of the list, you may secure the list in an attached folder on your phone, iPad or any device you carry with you when you are out.
For Android users, you may save the file in Google Files in a Safe folder.
I am an Android user, so I save my list in Google Files, a Safe folder with a pin you need to key in to access your files. I would not recommend keeping your files in Google Drives as you might share full access to your drive with someone by mistake, and they will be able to access all the data on your industry and in the case where hackers get access to your Google account they will be able to get your password list as well.
As cybercrimes and fraud are on the rise, we must keep our accounts safe; what other methods do you use to keep your accounts secure? Could you share with me in the comments below?