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How do you manage your passwords?

Survey period: 15 Sep 2014 to 22 Sep 2014

Us developers often have access to sensitive data (not just our own). If you use passwords, how do you manage them?

OptionVotes% 
Passwords scribbled on bits of paper scattered randomly442.38
A physical sheet of paper1216.56
An unencrypted file somewhere (your machine, cloud storage etc)20210.95
An encrypted file somewhere1809.76
A password management application (eg 1password)43223.41
An online password management service1116.02
I memorise all my passwords and never write them down64735.07
Other1085.85



 
GeneralAn encrypted file somewhere Pin
Domus191925-Sep-14 23:09
Domus191925-Sep-14 23:09 
GeneralPasswordSafe Pin
Wonde Tadesse19-Sep-14 11:00
professionalWonde Tadesse19-Sep-14 11:00 
GeneralIs keepass strong enough ? Pin
fredatcodeproject19-Sep-14 5:36
professionalfredatcodeproject19-Sep-14 5:36 
GeneralWhat about Windows 8 picture passwords? Pin
Rob Philpott19-Sep-14 3:43
Rob Philpott19-Sep-14 3:43 
GeneralRe: What about Windows 8 picture passwords? Pin
Paul M Watt19-Sep-14 10:07
mentorPaul M Watt19-Sep-14 10:07 
I use that on my tablet, as it's much more convenient than my typed password.

However, I have noticed that even if I ignore the fact that someone could easily watch me motion to draw my password on the screen, my fingerprints clearly show the gestures that I used to unlock my device.

Just another example of the trade-offs we choose to make between security and convenience.
GeneralKeepass! Pin
JMK-NI18-Sep-14 23:37
professionalJMK-NI18-Sep-14 23:37 
Generaltype in ridiculously long password and forget it. Pin
R. Erasmus18-Sep-14 22:17
R. Erasmus18-Sep-14 22:17 
GeneralMy voice is my password ... Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki17-Sep-14 3:52
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki17-Sep-14 3:52 
GeneralRe: My voice is my password ... Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan17-Sep-14 5:30
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan17-Sep-14 5:30 
GeneralRe: My voice is my password ... Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki17-Sep-14 5:34
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki17-Sep-14 5:34 
GeneralRe: My voice is my password ... Pin
Erik Burd18-Sep-14 11:25
professionalErik Burd18-Sep-14 11:25 
GeneralRe: My voice is my password ... Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki18-Sep-14 13:37
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki18-Sep-14 13:37 
GeneralIt is easy.... Pin
DaveAuld17-Sep-14 3:44
professionalDaveAuld17-Sep-14 3:44 
GeneralRe: It is easy.... Pin
Simon Lee Shugar17-Sep-14 3:46
Simon Lee Shugar17-Sep-14 3:46 
GeneralRe: It is easy.... Pin
DaveAuld17-Sep-14 3:55
professionalDaveAuld17-Sep-14 3:55 
GeneralRe: It is easy.... Pin
Simon Lee Shugar17-Sep-14 4:01
Simon Lee Shugar17-Sep-14 4:01 
GeneralMissing option... Pin
Johnny J.16-Sep-14 21:06
professionalJohnny J.16-Sep-14 21:06 
GeneralRe: Missing option... Pin
Agent__00716-Sep-14 21:27
professionalAgent__00716-Sep-14 21:27 
GeneralRe: Missing option... Pin
Sander Rossel17-Sep-14 12:27
professionalSander Rossel17-Sep-14 12:27 
GeneralI don't have to remember... Pin
Sander Rossel16-Sep-14 20:45
professionalSander Rossel16-Sep-14 20:45 
GeneralRe: I don't have to remember... Pin
Johnny J.16-Sep-14 21:09
professionalJohnny J.16-Sep-14 21:09 
GeneralRe: I don't have to remember... Pin
Sander Rossel17-Sep-14 12:24
professionalSander Rossel17-Sep-14 12:24 
GeneralInteresting! Pin
Agent__00716-Sep-14 18:24
professionalAgent__00716-Sep-14 18:24 
GeneralRe: Interesting! Pin
Xmen Real 17-Sep-14 1:15
professional Xmen Real 17-Sep-14 1:15 
GeneralEncrypted file Pin
labauer16-Sep-14 16:34
professionallabauer16-Sep-14 16:34 

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