In our modern internet connected world we are constantly told that we need to use long complex passwords to keep out the bad people who want to steal our information and money.
We are encouraged to use strong passwords, that is ones avoiding everyday words but including upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation marks.
Some commentators also suggest using passwords up to 16 characters in length.
This is all good and proper, but then we are told we must never write down these strong passwords in case they get into the wrong hands.
I can’t speak for other people but I have tried remembering and using 16 character passwords.
The kindest thing I can say is that it was an exercise in frustration with constant failures to remember and enter them correctly.Continue reading “Passwords – Strong or Memorable?”