Simplify Your Online Life With Norton Identity Safe

It’s not often that I write about something that doesn’t fit neatly into the topics of decorating/DIY or blogging, but when the opportunity presented itself for me to test out and review a product called Norton Identity Safe password manager, I jumped at the chance.

Jumped, I tell you!

It couldn’t have come at a better time. Seriously.

Just the week before I heard about Norton Identity Safe, I had an incredibly frustrating experience with my email account. For some reason, my email provider has started logging me out of my account at random times. I can be in the middle of sending an email, and I’ll get a notice that my login has expired, and it’ll log me out.

So a few days ago, it logged me out, and required me to log back in. The problem was that I couldn’t remember my password. I kept trying every password I could think of — bank accounts, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. The list goes on and on. None of them worked. I finally gave up, and clicked on the “reset password” button. Then I jumped through all of the hoops to reset my password.

Two days later, I got logged out of my email again. And of course, I couldn’t remember my new password. More frustration, more wrong passwords, more irritating word verifications, and another password reset.

It’s all too much, isn’t it?

Take a second and think about all of the online passwords you have to remember. How do you do it? Do you have them written down on sticky notes on your computer? That’s definitely not safe. Do you use the same password for every single account? That’s about the worst thing you can do!

Do you keep your passwords as short and simple as possible? I used to do that until I woke up one morning and realized that while I was sleeping, every single person in my address book had received an email from me (or at least, from my email account) about the latest miracle-working pharmaceutical breakthrough, with a convenient link in case they wanted to purchase it. Yep, hackers love those short and simple passwords.

Norton Identity Safe makes it all so simple!

So two days ago, I installed Norton Identity Safe on my computer, and started filling it up with all of my usernames and passwords.

And after two days of using this product, I’m seriously wondering how I lived without it for so long. It’s amazing!!

Now when I go to a site that requires a username and password, Norton Identity Safe does it all for me. I don’t have to remember a thing.

Well, actually there is one thing I have to remember. I have to remember one password — only one — to get into my Norton Identity Safe. But I’m pretty sure I can remember one password.

It’s not just for passwords!

Norton Identity Safe doesn’t only remember usernames and passwords. It’ll also store all of that info for forms that you’re continually having to fill out all over the internet — name, address, phone number, credit card info, etc. That’s incredibly handy!

Oh, and there’s also a place for notes. Need to make yourself a note about something important? Create a note in your Norton Identity Safe, and you won’t misplace it!

Don’t you want to try it?!

I know you’re anxious to try it for yourself now, right? And you’re probably expecting me to tell you that you have to pay to download it, or pay a monthly fee to use it, right?
Well, actually, you can download it and use it for free. FREE! I kid you not! Download it by October 1, 2012, and it’s free. But really, I can’t imagine why you’d wait that long. I’m sure you’ll want to download and use Norton Identity Safe as soon as possible!

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  1. Wow! This is fabulous. And just in time. My husband’s e-mail got hacked this past week. So here we are creating new passwords. And new ones are soooo much harder to remember with all the symbols and such.
    Thanks Kristi!!!

  2. Well, not that long ago my Facebook account got hacked! I rarely go there and decided to visit so I logged in and found a long conversation where somone was bugging a ‘friend’ with this long ‘I’m stuck in this country and need a money order’ story! I told him I was sorry, and amazed with his patience, and changed my password, which I promptly forgot. So now if I want to get back in they want me to send them a ‘copy’ of a photo id. I don’t know how to do that! So I’m finished with Facebook! Passwords and I don’t get along at all! I will give this a try!

  3. I have to keep my passwords in a book, I lost the book so this will be great for me thanks for the link

  4. I can never remember my walgreens. com password. I have had to request a new one muiltuple times. I also have forgotten my email passwords a couple of times when I have tried checking it on another computer.

  5. My biggest problem is remembering my Army Knowledge Online passwords. Plus they make me change it quite a bit and wont let me use the last 10 passwords I had.

  6. I have the hardest time remembering my Army Knowledge Online password. They force me to change it constantly, you cant use any of your past ten passwords and it has to be crazy long.

    [email protected]

  7. I forgot my online bank account password once. And I forgot one of my email accounts password. I still didn;t recover the email password

  8. I’m just happy that I’m not alone….in not remembering and have to reset my passwords every month. I think I have at least 50 different accounts that require passwords and some that I don’t log-in often enough, I just have to re-set the passwords every single time. Quite frustrating when you are in a rush trying to get things done. This sounds like the perfect product for me.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  9. I forgot my password when I was applying for loans for my college tuition. I had to wait 5 days before I received a new password and just got in on the deadline to apply. I felt really frustrated and helpless. I now write down all of my passwords.

    pokergrl8 at

  10. I, being the smart person that I am, decided that I would not memorize a whole bunch of p/words- i would just use the same one everywhere- until my email got hacked 3 times in 1 week. I soon came to my senses! lol

  11. I change my pswd like every two months and keep in my pocket not. Not to mention when I lost my purse, I can’t even log into my daily email account! It was totally a tragedy. Then I had to wait for a week after several processes to get a new account/pswd.

  12. I do a lot of online banking and I enjoy that convenience, but my bank requires me to change my password VERY frequently. I don’t have to tell you how frustrating that is to keep up with. I usually just write down the new password…but how safe is that?? NOT VERY! So this sounds like the perfect solution for me.

  13. I find it frustrating when websites have crazy rules for your passwords, like must be 10 letters/number, include 1 capital, 1 symbol, and 1 number….I can never remember that when I go back to the website when I try to get in and my usual password variations don’t work. I hate it when they block you out after 3 trys too!!

  14. I thought writing down the passwords in a spiral would help me keep everything in order but I was totally wrong, when I foudn out I lost my spiral ha ha! I keep blaming my twins, they are in their terrible twos and its been a while that I forget everything!

    Thanks and Happy 4th of July!!

  15. Love the idea behind this product! I always worry that I’ll forget passwords since they’re all different…which I think is supposed to keep my accounts safe, but actually got me locked out of my e-mail a few months ago because I tried too many different passwords after I forgot mine. Go figure!

  16. Not that I don’t ever forget my passwords, but my Mother-In-Law sure can’t keep track of hers. We often have to go through the list of possible passwords and help her try to remember them.

  17. I admit I’m one of those people who tends to use the same password for too many different sites–not a good idea I know. My husband was trying to apply for a hunting license just last night and couldn’t remember his password, or even his user name or the email account he had used at the site before. We finally gave up and started a brand new account. This Norton Identity Safe is something we both need to install–pronto!

  18. I can’t remember my password to change my auto payment credit card, I’m missing getting better rewards on other credit cards, this software would have helped. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  19. I am always forgetting my passwords. I was on vacation and wanted to get online and check emails and forgot my password.

  20. I’m always forgetting my passwords because I have so many online accounts and each one seems to require a different combination of letters, numbers, caps, etc. I have to write them down to keep track and I know that defeats a lot of the purpose of having a password, so this would really help me out!

  21. i am that person who could use ginseng when it comes to passwords, almost daily i am using the “forgot your password” feature… this would come in handy for me.
    Thanks for a super giveaway!

  22. i forgot my credit card password last week and it took a zillion hoops to jump through to get it reset!

  23. Almost every time I have to make an online credit card payment I have to reset password because I forget them and don’ t want to risk writing them down
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  24. I’m just happy that I’m not alone….in not remembering and have to reset my passwords every month. I think I have at least 50 different accounts that require passwords and some that I don’t log-in often enough, I just have to re-set the passwords every single time. Quite frustrating when you are in a rush trying to get things done. This sounds like the perfect product for me.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  25. I couldn’t reorder my prescription Rxs today because I couldn’t remember my password and I kept guessing wrong until it locked me out of the system

    ky2here at msn dot com

  26. My kids schools have a site for parents where you go online and get notices, grading and report cards. Recently, I lost our password and needed to get the school to help me reset the password.



  27. I often forget my passwords as I’ve often heard it’s bad to have the same password for everything, so this sounds like it would work wonder’s and I can feel secure about keeping up with passwords.

  28. I forgot my password for my email account at work as we had to change it weekly and could not get email until Monday when tech support could be reached.

  29. nice to know i am not the only one who write passwords down and still forgets them sometimes and this programs seems like it might be very helpful

  30. I’m ok on my computer at home because it remembers my passwords, but if I use my phone it’s a different story. I couldn’t get into my email on vacation.

  31. I’ve forgotten mine for my banking website and had to call and go through a ton of stuff to get it changed. It was such a hassle. Thank you!!

  32. I’ve had some trouble in the past with trying to remember passwords to websites that I had signed up to, unless I had wrote them down right away or made it something easy to remember if I visited them on a regular basis. This prize would come in very handy, so that I wouldnt have to worry about remembering passwords ever again.

  33. I’ve had some trouble in the past with trying to remember passwords to websites that I had signed up to, unless I had wrote them down right away or made it something easy to remember if I visited them on a regular basis. This prize would come in very handy, so that I wouldn’t have to worry about remembering passwords ever again.

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    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. Once I forgot the password to my online billpay service and my bank locked up my account. I had to call in order to get everything reset…such a pain!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. 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!

  37. I hate the sites that only give you three tries to recover the password, I can not remember which one or the many I use
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  38. I try to memorize the numerous passwords I have. For some websites I use short passwords but for things that contain sensitive information I use longer ones. I still frequently forget passwords especially if I haven’t logged onto a site for a while. I didn’t have a problem with my accounts being hacked into until this past year. I have had my e-mail account hacked as well as my facebook.

  39. This isn’t my story, but I was just talking to my mom about it last night. My grandfather passed away a month ago, and since then my grandmother has locked herself out of her online bank account no less than 10 times (he used to pay the bills and now she has to do it). Each time she locks herself out, she has to call the bank helpline to unlock her, and it takes them an hour to walk her through resetting it. It’s crazy.

    alittlenosh AT

  40. I forgot my bank password one friday and couldn’t get it fixed until monday, that was stressful.

  41. 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.

  42. I always used Roboform (a password/form filler) so when I lost my computer and got a new one a few years back. When I went to enter all my usual sites, I found that there were a couple that I had not saved the passwords for and on top of that, they were older sites I had visited for years and used a totally different email address for as well, I was never able to get back into one of those sites. Even with reregistering I could not get in because all the rest of my info was the same so it insisted I was already registered.

  43. I have my passwords saved on my computer. Once my computer died and with it my passwords. I had a heck of a time remembering all my passwords when I got a new computer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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

  45. Honestly, I have forgotten a specific instance, but I’m so thankful for “Forgot password?” because without that, I’d be in trouble 😉

  46. I’m so forgetful when it comes to passwords that I’m actually surprised when I get into an account on the first try!

  47. My biggest problem is remembering to add new username/password accounts to my cheat sheet! If I forget to do that, I am always using the “forgot password?” save button on sites! LOL But as long as I add them to my sheet, I don’t have to remember them, which is a good thing! LOL I would never remember all of them! Especially since they make them so hard!!!

  48. I have to change my passwords at work every few months so I usually change my home email password at the same time. I don’t forget it when I have to use it every day but I would love it if I could just keep work and home separate.

  49. I’ve forgotten my email password numerous times, but now I use a program to save all my passwords.

  50. 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.

  51. My most frustrating experience with passwords was when I cleared cookies, clearing saved passwords, and forgot the email password where they were all sending my password reset links…

  52. I always forget my passwords, I don’t like saving them on the browser because I am worried I might get browser hijacked. Last time was my blog, i got myselg banned for 7000 minutes had to go into the cpanel and fix it. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  53. I use to be so good at remembering all my passwords for many different sites same with account number for different credit cards and such.since being diagnosed with lyme disesase in april I have noticed I have a hard time remembering my passwords which use to come so is very frustrating


  54. I’ve been locked out on using my debit card with the wrong pin while traveling on business and it’s next to impossible to get back until you go back home. I’ve been stuck in a long line of coffee once which was not fun!

  55. I forgot my password to my hotmail, still never could figure it out. I had to make a new one. Lost all my important contacts, got most back but lost a lot.
    ericka082 at gmail dot com

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

  57. I use several different passwords and one time used the wrong one. It locked me out and I had to contact customer support and get back on. Drove me crazy!

  58. I forgot my password when I was on vacation. Luckily my dh was at home and he retrieved it for me!
    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  59. 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

  60. I was attempting to pay a bill, one that was late, and I kept inputting the wrong password until I was locked out. Ugh!
    🙂 Thank you.

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

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  62. 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!

  63. I try to make hard passwords but always forget them so have to click on the forgot password button. Then I tried to put them down in code to prompt my memory but that doesn’t work.