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The best way to store your passwords is to print them down offline in a piece of paper. If you don't have a printer, you may try some of the following strategies to secure your private keys. Make sure to read the whole post. 

1. Keepass. Keepass is a offline password manager for storing passwords on your computer. You can use it to store your less important passwords such as facebook, twitter and other social sites. You can download it from https://sourceforge.net/projects/keepass/

The official website of keepass is https://keepass.info. But I would recommend downloading it from the sourceforge link. It is extremely important that you do not download such security focused software from trusted sources. 

Or else you might download it from a malicious website which could compromise your passwords.

2. Lastpass. Lastpass is an online password manager. It has excellent security and its user data has never gotten hacked so far. Well, they did get hacked in 2011 but since they use end to end encryption, the actual passwords never got hacked. 

Using lastpass with 2FA or two factor authentication is a cheap and easy way to save your passwords you use everyday. 

Though, saving passwords related to finance (Steem private keys) is not recommended. 2FA is not enabled on lastpass by default. I don't think it is a good idea to use lastpass without 2FA. 

Lastpass's official website has all the information about how to use 2FA with it. Learn more on https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass/help/google-authenticator-lp030015 (this is lastpass's official helpdesk)

You can install lastpass from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lastpass-free-password-ma/hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd

Also, if you use lastpass, make sure to add your phone number in the settings.

For storing financial credentials, you might want to use a combination of lastpass and keepass. For example, if you are storing private keys, store half of the private key in lastpass and the other half on keepass. 

Make sure to use different master passwords for keepass and lastpass. If you use two different services, even if one gets hacked, your private key will stay secure. Also, make sure to always print or write down yours private keys.

Lastly, don't do anything if you are not sure what you are doing. If you lose access to your passwords such as Steem owner keys, your account will get bricked. So, be very very careful when dealing with passwords.

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The best way to save a password is to remember them in my head. I guess the number of combination of password for me to remember is only usually one combo. It makes it easy to remember. I know there is this saying that, someone may hack in and use the site and all those. I make my passwords really long and have usually more than 20 characters. 

I will write it on a piece of paper. I guess there are too many passwords to remember. I love the way my mac book save all of the passwords. I believe my mac to be really secure and safe. In the safari browser of the mac book. It stores any password you have keyed into your the browser for the different uses in different sites. Then when you need to retrieve them, just go to the username of the site and then it lets you choose the username that you keyed in and when you have chosen your username, it automatically pops out your password without showing the characters as everything is in asterisks. 

I have also lost some passwords but luckily nowadays with technological advances, it makes it easy to remember passwords or retrieve them. Some apps on my phone require my fingerprint to be the password. 

I am sure, when the technology comes of age, passwords will be something that we do not need to think of. I guess all passwords in the future can be retrieved encrypted and bio metrically. 

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I have had bad luck with someone hacking my amazon account last year but I did retrieve it, thanks to the almighty. Ever since that episode, I have saved my passwords and introduced two way authentication. 

  • write down your password
  • save your passwords on an email to any other email account of yours
  • print it
  • try to change passwords often
  • introduce two way authentication, either through google 2fa or mobile notification 
  • never write down passwords in places like walls. table top or places which is accessible to others
  • save passwords in files marked as important so that you can regain it when needed
  • also save and backup google 2fa codes on other devices so that even if your device crashes, you can retrieve it easily

Setting the proper password 

Remember to set a password that cannot be hacked easily. Include small letters, numbers, capital letters, signs or symbols. Do write it down so that you do not forget it. 

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First of all I remember them. This is my primary way of saving my passwords. My own memory. 

Then I use some word files to save all of them with the specific account and keep them saved this way.

Last but not least I use the good old notes. I have quite a few paper written notes with some papers and this seems the most reliable in my opinion.

I have never tried any app that you can use to save passwords because I don't trust this things.

They might be safe but I am a suspicious guy and when it comes to passwords I rather keep them in places only I have access to.

I don't have any ways of saving passwords but I am curious what's yours. 

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Many applications and services require a password. Passwords allow us to feel safe using digital technology to do something we should only be able to do: get into a computer and send e-mail, for example, or encrypt sensitive data. This secret word, sentence, or meaningless line is often the only barrier between our information and those who might want to read, copy, modify, or destroy it without our permission. We also depend on passwords to prevent other people from disguising us on social media and other online platforms. Attackers use various tricks when trying to learn our passwords, but we can defend ourselves against them by applying special tactics and using a secure password manager.

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When you protect something, you lock it with a key. The bicycle lock has a key, the card from the bank has a PIN number, the email account has a password, and the protected file has an encryption key child. Both physical and virtual, they open each lock effectively in the hands of others. You can prevent malware, encrypt files, communicate safely, and hide your online traffic, but that doesn't mean that your password is weak or falls into the wrong hands.

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