15 minute Password Protection Perfection

We have 96 intervals of 15 minutes every day, meaning you have many opportunities to make a difference.  Each day this month, I’m giving you a 15-minute project idea. Pick your favorites to improve your day, yourself or your world. I promise you have time for this.

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If you’re like me, you have a million passwords.  And if you were like me a few years ago, you needed a great system to keep them organized (I used to keep them posted on my computer–nice and secure).  I found an app online and I love it.  It’s free, it’s easy and it’s kept my passwords more secure than my previous method.  You can have the same success with keeping your passwords organized by following this simple strategy.

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Keeper Password App. I’d recommend downloading this FREE app to your Smart Phone and begin entering your passwords as you have a few bonus minutes.  I spent about 10 minutes per day entering in passwords until I was caught up.  Now I make a commitment that each time I set up a new online account, I always list the details in my Keeper App.  And I don’t have to remember my passwords anymore, I can just find them in the app–exactly where I need them.

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Home Screen is Awesome. The home screen is password protected, so when the phone goes into sleep mode, the password re-starts and if you need to log in (or forget about the app being open) it doesn’t matter, you’ll have to re-enter your password.  It’s nice, everything stays secure. I’d recommend using an easy, memorable number.  After all, this is the one password that you can’t keep in this app.

Bonus! I had my phone stolen at the local zoo and didn’t have to worry about my password list.  I did, however, have to re-set all of my social media passwords (dang the easy, convenient log-in!)

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Don’t get too fancy; just make an organized list. When I first started using this app, I made folders and lists and it was too much.  Now I just keep everything organized in an alphabetical list.  It’s nice because I can keep all of my professional and personal information passwords in one place, so I can access them where and when I need them.

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Do it right the first time; fill out everything completely. I’d been a little lazy when I first entered in information, after all, who needs to remember www.instagram.com when logging in to this well-known site.  But one day, I decided to begin listing some of the lesser known sites (like my employer’s business credit card works screen) and it paid off royally.  I went to a standard training session and not only did I need to have my brand new password, but I also needed the website address and my personal login.  I’d saved it all in Keeper 3 weeks before.  Success!

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