How to reduce password pain

McAfee found that most people don't use the recommended longer, more complex, passwords made up of a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and even punctuation characters. Worse still, many passwords are fairly obvious things like a pet's name or a hobby.

This is why many security conscious websites will automatically nag you to select a more complex, so-called strong password. It may be annoying, even patronising, but this kind of enforced security is ultimately a good thing.

Reluctance to use strong passwords is hardly surprising. It's not too difficult to remember one or two passwords - even complex ones - but today's online world requires us to use dozens. How to reduce password pain - How Tos | Digital Life

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th October 2007 10:46PM