Remember Just One Password!
Use the BlackBerry to store passwords for all your networked activities
Do you own a BlackBerry? Of course you do. Well, did you know that there’s an application on it called Password Keeper? This application can be used to store all those passwords you use in your daily life — for your office network, home network, Internet, ATM, and so on.
The icon for Password Keeper looks like a safe. If you can’t see it, remember to Show All of your icons. To show all of your icons, go to the main applications screen, select the menu key and choose Show All (if selected there will be a checkmark to the left of Show All).
The first time you load Password Keeper, you will be asked for a password. Make it a secure one, since this password will protect all of your other passwords. A quick way to create a complex password is to take two unrelated words and place a symbol between them. Another way is to think of a sentence and use all the first letters of each word in the sentence, mixing cases as you see fit.
Once the password has been entered, you will see a screen that says “No Passwords”. Bring up the menu on your BlackBerry and select “New”. A screen will appear with a few different fields:
Title — The name you give to this entry. It will appear in your list of passwords. Username — The username associated with application or area that you enter a password.
Password — The password associated with the username or area.
Website — The name of the website, if applicable, to which this password applies. Enter the website after the provided http://
Notes — An area for you to make notes about this entry.
When you’ve filled in these fields, bring up the menu again and select Save. Your entry will now be listed by its title. You can add as many passwords as you’d like at any time.
To exit Password Keeper, press the Escape key. Each time you access Password Keeper you will need to enter the password set used when you originally went into the program. Here’s the good news: From now on, it’s the only password you’ll need to remember!
By the way, be sure to set a password on your BlackBerry itself for an extra level of protection. You can do so by selecting Options — Security Options — General Settings.