An 80-year-old friend shared that he and his wife had always used the same password for all of their social media and online accounts. It was easy to remember and simplified online life.
At least, it did until their daughter found out.
She insisted her parents create new and longer passwords, and told them to choose a different password for every account. It was necessary, she said, to keep their accounts and identities safe.
They figured she knew best, so they formulated some new passwords.
It wasn’t long before they were changing passwords a lot because they couldn’t remember the new passwords. Finally, they settled on a solution. They wrote the passwords in a little notebook that was labeled: Passwords.
For the record, that’s not a good solution. Safer password management tools are available.
The story does bring up an important question: Why is it important to have a strong password?
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