18 Printables for 2018: Password Log

18 Printables for 2018: Password Log | Ordered and Organized

Given the security breaches that occurred in 2017, changing your passwords is a great idea.  But if you change them, you should keep a log of your new passwords.  Why?  Well, for one thing, taking into account how many passwords are required these days (even some food/recipe sites require them for some reason!) and the requirements some sites have (the Department of Defense’s password requirements are the worst I’ve encountered!), it’s just a good idea to have a log to help you remember them.  But also, should you pass away or become incapacitated, your loved ones might need them.

So for security’s sake, change your passwords over the next week or so to new, more secure ones (not something like password).  Create a password log while you’re doing so.

And if you need a password log, look no further.

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How To Avoid Frustration with a Password Log

A few years back, a friend’s family member died, leaving behind quite a mess for his family to deal with–mostly because he had gone paperless and had failed to leave a password list or log.  His probate case was tedious and expensive because of his lack of attention to this detail.

The benefit of a password log is two-fold.  First, you should have a password log for your loved ones just in case you were to become incapacitated or die.  Second, if you’re like me, you occasionally forget your password to a certain site or service and need a reminder without the rigamarole of resetting a password–or the inconvenience of getting locked out of an account.

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