IF you ever have to store passwords anywhere other than your head then the safest place is, to be quite honest, written with pen on paper in a notebook which you keep in a locked safe or tin. Such a storage mechanism is extremely safe from hackers, to be extra secure you could disguise the passwords in the little notebook and make them look like part of something else, make the notebook look like the first few pages of a draft novel or something and have the first three words of each sentence be a password, and memorise a little rule to always squeeze a number or punctuation mark into perhaps the 5th character of the password. You could store a list of the sites the passwords are for and the usenmaes in a separate place, perhaps written in directly reversed order, see my example below.
Lets say you have:
a password of rand4omwords and a username of user99 for example1.com
a password of notan4otherone and a username of peter for example2.com
and a password of yetan4otherword and a username of pete for example3.com
The in your first notebook, the one in your safe you write something like:
"Random words filled my ears as I entered the room, I wasn't even sure if I knew the language they were in, was it one I even faintly recognised, oh please. Not another one! Yet another word entered my ears, but this time it was clearer, I understood what the man in the striped jacket was saying."
Then on a piece of paper, which should be somewhere safe but need not be private, maybe laminate it so it lasts better you write simply:
"Remember your password rule, there is a number 4 inserted in fifth character place. Also remmber to ignore capital letters in source text, turn them lower case before useing in the password."
Then you have another notebook, this one you work from the back in. It need not be as private as the passwords "novel" but depending on whether you want any random person who sees it to know what names you use online you might want to hide it, don't hide it in the same place as the "novel". This would read, if you only have those three sites to remember, as:
"example3.com-->pete, example2.com-->peter, example1.com-->user99"
Obviously don't copy my propsed system there exactly, pick you own, make the number go in 3rd character place, put another number into second from last character place, choose a random and very strange word to add onto the end, put some chosen punctuation mark in 4th 8th character place, disguise your password "novel" as a poem not a novel, or as a formal report, or as a book of jokes(good idea this last one, jokes are easily memorable)... but do something like that.
Edited by rp88, 29 October 2015 - 08:34 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB