Have you ever taken the time to add up all the flippin’ passwords you’ve had to come up with, and try to remember? Can you believe how complicated they’ve become? There was a time all you needed was four numbers. Any four numbers would do.
Most people I know, including me, used the last four digits of a familiar phone number or an address or a birthday. Something easy. Something memorable. And once you had one set of four numbers you could use it for everything, or at least I did.
Even back then the experts warned against it, but I did it anyway.
Over the years it’s become a real pain in the ass. Before long four numbers weren’t enough. Passwords had to be at least six numbers. Then you needed a combination of numbers and Continue reading