Do you use paper notes to jot down ID, registration and other important numbers, security and access codes, software license keys, and even private ideas and memos? In today’s tutorial I’ll introduce you to Secure Memos: the best way for you to securely store your memos.

TIP: Use Secure memos to store your security questions and answers for the websites you use!

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Here are some suggestions for good and strong password recovery questions:

  • When given a choice, don’t use the standard questions (like ‘what’s your mother’s maiden name?’). These types of questions can easily be answered by anyone who knows something about you.
  • Another way to make it harder for someone (bad guys, your ex or even a mischievous someone who is close to you) to misuse your password recovery questions is to use answers that don’t make sense, but would be something tricky that only you will know. For example, for the question ‘what elementary school did you attend?’ you might use ‘pizzeria’ as a response – this would not be an answer that someone who found out what school you went to would try.

To help you keep track of non-typical answers to security questions, as well as other information like ID and passport numbers, frequent flyer numbers, and anything else that you’d like to keep secure and have easy access to, we’ve created Secure Memos.

Creating a new Secure Memo

Click the Sticky Password systray icon and select Open Sticky Password.

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Select the Secure Memos tab in the left panel.

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Up at the top, click +Add Memo.

Secure-M-3Give your new memo a unique name by typing over the pre-defined name ‘New Secure Memo’ – we’ll call ours ‘Security Questions’. Then enter the text of your new Secure Memo.

Then click Add. Your new Secure Memo has been saved.

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Accessing and displaying your Secure Memos

Your Secure Memo can be displayed from the main Sticky Password window. Simply click on your Secure Memo and the blue Display button appears.

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I recommend adding Secure Memos that you need to access frequently to your Favorites. Simply click the pencil button and select Make Favorite.

Secure-M-6Now you can display your Secure Memo whenever you need directly from the systray menu. Just click the systray icon in the lower right corner of your screen or monitor and select the Secure Memo you want to display.

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Your Secure Memo will appear in the bubble in the lower right corner. Click on it, and you can read the info, or copy and paste it whenever you need it.

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Congratulations! You are able to add and use Secure Memos, now you can throw away all those paper notes. 😉