Keeping internet banking passwords safe

  astral traveller 20:04 21 Sep 2007
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Is it safe to keep passwords for online accounts on my pc? I have a program called 'password agent' which stores passwords and you need a password to get in. Also there is a facility on 'Onenote' (Microsoft Office) for password protecting pages, are either of these considered to be safe from hackers. I am not worried about anyone accessing my computer direct as only my wife and myself have access.
Also I have an online EGG account and I have used their facility for managing all my online accounts through the Egg money manager - basically once I have logged into my EGG account all my other accounts are accessible without any further passwords, this has worried me more recently as if a hacker discovered my EGG access all of my accounts could be cleaned out! Am I worrying too much?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:24 21 Sep 2007

Is it safe to keep passwords for online accounts on my pc?

I would say yes - with a little common sense and care you will not be hacked so there is nothing to worry about.

  Clapton is God 20:57 21 Sep 2007

Why do you need to keep the passwords on your PC if you're worried about 'hackers'?

All my passwords are listed on a simple Excel spreadsheet which is stored on a removable media (USB pen drive)

  Stuartli 23:47 21 Sep 2007

I have several online bank accounts. I can access each site using a normal username and password.

However, to make further progress I have to input two or more of my own individual range of pre-selected security answers.

So, even if someone knows my username and password, they would not make any further progress unless they knew the follow up security selections.

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