• 18Jul

    Symantec’s Identity Safe helps keep me sane

    Have you ever noticed how many different passwords we have for the various different accounts we have over the Internet? Are you like me and can’t seem to remember all those passwords for all those accounts, so you do the one thing you’re told you should never ever do (HINT: write them down on a piece of paper that you keep in that long drawer of your desk with all those random pens and pencils)? Fear not, fellow CRSs! Norton is here with their new app/program Identity Safe! With Identity Safe, Norton has created a vault that will keep all that personal information you use on a regular basis on websites safe and secure. Some of the other features the Identity Safe program has are an auto-fill (auto-fill your addresses, credit cards, frequent flyer numbers, etc.), the ability to securely save notes and quickly find them when you need them, easily share straight from Identity Safe to any or all of your social media accounts and a Safe Web/Safe Search feature that will let you know whether a site is not one you should be on before it loads. The program also works across multi-web browsers, making your information available to you no matter what browser you’re using. It’s also available across devices and platforms. There are free apps for iOS and Android mobile devices that will make accessing your favorite websites more secure and easy while you’re on the go. The program is very simple to use. If you visit the Norton Identity Safe site, you can download it for free and get started. Once you’ve downloaded the software, you’ll need to create a Norton account, if you don’t have one already, and an account for the Identity Safe Program. Unfortunately, the password for Identity Safe is not one that the program itself will save for you (it is also not recoverable if you should forget it, but does offer a “password hint” feature to help you remember it). After that, it’s relatively easy to go about saving your passwords into the vault. You go to a site that requires a login, you login, Identity Safe asks if it’s okay to save this information and Bob’s your uncle. You don’t have to remember or write that login information down anymore. It’s as simple as that. And if you’d like a chance to win an Android Tablet courtesy of Norton, share a story about a time you forgot or lost your password! Each response is an automatic entry into a sweepstakes to win 1 of 5 Android Tablets with Norton Mobile Security and Identity Safe already installed on it!

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73 comments
jjesse
jjesse

Thanks for sharing this, didn't know at all about Norton and Identity safe

Chelsea Daigle
Chelsea Daigle

I am constantly forgetting passwords. The "forgot password" button is my best friend. 

CrystalRenee1
CrystalRenee1

I lose my passwords too frequently. There have been a few times where I have been locked out completely because I couldn't recover my password.

sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

miriama59
miriama59

I had lots of problems during the last two years of my father's life. I would be racing across two states to be with him and realize I didn't know my account passwords to any of my sites while using his computer.  And even after getting a laptop I had problems when down there...I was too befuddled by so many things to remember anything like that.

Kerry
Kerry

At work I have 6 different passwords and I forget at least one of them daily!  Wish they would let us just have one password for everything!

NicoleIbarrondo
NicoleIbarrondo

I forget at least a password a day, lol. holymoleynicoley@aol.com

JAMES LYNAM
JAMES LYNAM

TOTALLY BLANK ON MY 401k PASSWORD.

HAD TO SPEND 2 HOURS BEFORE I COULD CONVINCE THEM

THAT I ACTUALLY HAD AN ACCOUNT.

brich2222
brich2222

always forget my bank password because it is so complicated.  Got locked out after guessing too many times!

 

brich22 at earthlink dot net

gnwg
gnwg

I forgot my password to our car insurance site and they locked me out of the account it was a nuisance I had to call them to regain access!

susansmoaks
susansmoaks

i forget my passwords all the time, most recently at work i had to call and have it reset to logon on to the bank for work to deposit the checks, it was embarrassing susansmoaks at gmail dot com

ericacarnes
ericacarnes

I forgot my password on my laptop for 2 weeks...I finally figured it out but it drove me nuts!

ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

bigdan042
bigdan042

I've had friends hacked and had their identities stolen i could see what a pain in the rear it was.

pauline15_01
pauline15_01

I’ve had my email hacked in the past and as a result, started sending my friends links to canadian pharmacies. It’s not fun to get a call from your boss to change your password!

kathypease
kathypease

my worst fear is with my bank and credit cards when i forget those i will be in big trouble and my memory sucks lately so i have been having trouble remembering a lot of my passwords

willitara
willitara

I've been locked out of accounts more than once and forgotten my passwords more times than I can count.  It's annoying, frustrating and a huge waste of time to have to search for passwords and wait around until the company decides to send a new one.  This would be so helpful.

Jammie79
Jammie79

I always forget my password, my husband not only forgot his password to his email, he also forgot the hint answers... he has been locked out for almost 6 months. Google wants him to pay 3 bucks to get them to reget it for him. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Ericka082
Ericka082

This would be amazing, considering ALL the times I have forgot my password. I try writing them down but then I lose that paper and it does me no good :p

ericka082 at gmail dot com

slehan
slehan

I've been lucky since a friend told me about Roboform about 10 years ago. It's been keeping my login and passwords safe and handy for that long. It also generates passwords for new sites. Thanks for the contest.

KrysR
KrysR

I know a lot of people (including myself) who could use this product! I'm just happy I don't need a password to post this reply. LOL

MCantu1019
MCantu1019

I don't like using the passwords for different accounts because then it is so hard for me to remember them.

14earth
14earth

I've forgotten my username and password too many times to count to many different websites and even my computer itself!  LOL  Always a hassle too.  I even have it set up for FireFox to remember it, but if you clear your history you are SOL!

Angie

14earth at gmail dot com

tamarsw
tamarsw

Honestly, I have forgotten a specific instance, but I'm so thankful for "Forgot password?" because without that, I'd be in trouble ;)

bellows22
bellows22

i hate passwords! I’m always forgetting them and its really a pain having to reset them, answer your security questions and all!

thriftymaven
thriftymaven

I was just tired of losing my passwords and obviously you shouldn't write them on a sticky and put it on the computer which is what I did.. Hello breached facebook account

peaceloveandpetsblog
peaceloveandpetsblog

I always use Roboform (a Password/form Filler) when I lost my computer and had to get a new one years back, I had not saved a couple of the sites I always visit.one I never got into again.  I tried my usual password and could not get in. Couldn't reregister either because at the time I opened the account I was using a different email which I no longer had. Wouldn't let me register again because all the other info was the same.

Michelle S
Michelle S

 I rarely forget my password, but I do often forget the security question answers because I do not want them to be "easy". The biggest mistake people make is making their password security questions answers similar to stuff they post online social networking sites.

Ellie W
Ellie W

I am terrible with passwords. I use different passwords at important account sites for security. Once my computer died and I had to get a new one. My passwords were saved on the old computer and I had a heck of a time remembering/retrieving all my account passwords to log on with the new computer. Thanks for the giveaway! eswright18 at gmail dot com

elizabeth p
elizabeth p

I locked my bank account one friday and couldn't get it fixed until Monday, it was a long weekend. 

Lpeavy
Lpeavy

I totally blanked on my password to my bank account. I tried the ones I thought it was and wound up getting locked out! I had to call to get my account reactivated.

annedoggett
annedoggett

I tried to log into my hubby's work site to check his schedule and he must have changed his password because I tried the one he gave me (several times) and got him locked out.....not good.  I try to use the same password for everything so I won't forget.

BM
BM

I forgot my password and got locked out of my own office.

vmkids3
vmkids3

Have a bank that makes us change our passwords every third time and that gets so confusing to remember them

vmkids3 at msn dot com

TarahManning
TarahManning

I forgot my password for a work log in – I had checked “remember password” and one day…it was blank! I had NO idea what it was or how to get into the system!

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