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It’s difficult for anyone to keep track of all of their account passwords these days. The sheer volume of online accounts with different requirements for usernames combined with passcodes makes it foolish to leave the task to memory—especially because for security purposes, it’s prudent to always use new passwords for each account. Repeating a common password on all of your sites just because it’s easier to remember makes it that much easier for a hacker to compromise multiple accounts, jeopardizing your identity, assets, and possibly your entire digital life.
But there is no getting around it: you need these passwords to secure your accounts from unauthorized use and prove your identity when accessing any website or online service that contains sensitive personal information. Fortunately, rather than jotting down all of your passwords in different places, there are software tools that can make this task much easier.
Spreadsheet programs—such as WPS Spreadsheets—give you the perfect preformatted template to organize, view, and track your entire collection of accounts (and their accompanying usernames and passwords) in one place. What’s more, WPS Office gives you the ability to secure your “Password Tracker by password-protecting” the document itself.
Let’s walk through how quick and easy it is to set up and maintain your Password Tracker using the WPS Spreadsheets application:
If you prefer to keep certain types of passwords separated from others, you can organize each category into its own sheet. Alternatively, you can create a master Password Tracker that contains all of your passwords and user information in a single sheet.
As you can see, it’s quite simple to create your Password Tracker using WPS Office. But now that you’ve created this valuable document (which contains a goldmine of personal data), it’s vital that you secure the document by creating a password to protect the Tracker spreadsheet itself. By doing so, you can prevent unauthorized users from modifying your worksheet or workbook.
Here is the process to follow in setting up your spreadsheet for password protection:
If in the future you want to remove the protection on a worksheet or workbook, you can just click the “Unprotect Sheet” or “Unprotect Workbook” under the “Review” tab and input your password. This will cancel the password protection.
While password-protecting your Tracker will help to secure your private passcodes, here are a few additional strategies to safeguard your password-related data:
For more tips, guides, and information on using WPS Office, please visit our Online Knowledge Base.