Much has been written about password safety over the years, but with the recent hacking of my favorite app EVERNOTE it finally affected me. No information was stolen from Evernote files but Evernote did a automatic reset on all 50 million user passwords in what the company called “an abundance of caution.”
I’ve studied password security and am well aware that experts advise that you have different passwords for each and every site. I just counted and that means I would have to remember roughly over 150 passwords. Ha! Many experts also advise that you use special software to help you remember your passwords and that they are computer generated so no one can guess them.
And how many people in real life do this? Of the many many clients I’ve seen over the years I can say hardly any. What I see is that the clients use the same password, or version of the same password over and over again. (more…)