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Writing Your Passwords Down in a Notebook is a Bad Idea

Though it may sound like a clever fix for a modern problem, you really shouldn't be writing all your passwords down in a physical notebook.

A few years ago, Ellen DeGeneres featured a ridiculous product on her show, which was essentially an address book for passwords. DeGeneres poked fun at the concept, joking that it doesn’t seem safe to keep all your passwords in a place labeled "internet passwords”.

But this wasn’t just some goofy one-off product. A search for “password notebook” on Amazon will pull up pages and pages of similar products, blank notebooks that come in all colors and sizes designed for the sole purpose of storing passwords.

Even experts have advised people to write their passwords down in notebooks or on scraps of paper they could carry around in their pockets.


Why do people do this?

Memorizing passwords isn’t fun or easy. Some people even struggle to remember the one password they use for all websites. So naturally, writing them all down in one place sounds like a convenient hassle-free fix to that problem.

Then there are those who see writing down passwords as a security power move. Most password managers require you to create a master password and can be hacked. Paper can’t be hacked and doesn’t require a master password, therefore it must be the superior solution.

But how convenient is it to have to manually write down and copy your passwords off a notebook all the time? And sure a scrap of paper can’t be hacked, but it could easily be lost or stolen, and paper doesn’t use very strong encryption.

A better solution

Everyone who uses a password notebook has legitimate reasons to do so, but there is a better way to securely and conveniently store all your passwords without resorting to such a risky low-tech method.

MYKI is like a password notebook but better, for 3 major reasons:

1- Hard to hack: your passwords are not uploaded to any cloud servers, but are instead securely stored on your own trusted devices.

2- No master password required: instead of having to remember a master password, you can simply use your face or fingerprint to access all your passwords, and make sure nobody else does.

3- More convenient: adding and editing passwords in an app on your phone or computer is a lot easier than writing them down by hand. It can even autofill them for you.

Download the MYKI app for mobile or desktop to ditch the paper and start taking control of your digital identity.

Writing Your Passwords Down in a Notebook is a Bad Idea
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