Ah, passwords. Regardless of what system you use, they're a pain in the arse to manage, remember or access. But maybe there's a solution. What about making a USB dongle that enters and creates new passwords every time you plug it in?
Your passwords are horrible. You should do a better job, but keeping track of tons of unique alphanumeric cyphers is a pain, and password managers come with their own inconveniences. Luckily, it looks like future versions of Google Chrome will have built-in features to help you do better.
If Kenneth G. Lieberthal were anything but a China expert at the Brookings institution, his travelling-in-China security procedures would read like the product of a paranoid mind that watched too many spy movies as a kid:
HTC has moved rather quickly to calm the latest Android security scare, which has found that several models of HTC Android phone may be open to revealing the user's Wi-Fi password under certain circumstances.
Losing your password isn't funny. Well, it's not funny to you. To the rest of us, it can be hilarious. The sort of point-and-laugh hilarity that comes from losing access to a dating site right when you find the perfect girl. Comic artists have taken the pain, monotony, and humiliation of dealing with passwords and created something we can all agree on. Your passwords suck.
Nice password you got there! Super complicated, I love it. You know who else loves it? Computers! Because by carefully crafted a string of alphanumerical gibberish that you need tattooed on your palm to remember, you've made a password much easier to crack than, say, four simple unrelated words.
The only person you can rely on to keep your password secure is yourself. And let me tell you, you're probably not doing enough to keep number one safe. The reason: Your special lump of letters, numbers, and symbols are likely spread over too many sites, are not long enough, and are probably too personal. Most of our passwords suck. And it's kind of a big problem.
Services like 1Password and LastPass are life changers, you sign in with one master password and the app logs you into everything. No need to remember how many symbols and alphanumeric codes you've used. No need to remember 312 different passwords. Well, Windows 8 is going to have the same awesome password management built-in.
I have pretty secure passwords, as much to keep would-be miscreants at bay as to keep my friends and family from finding out just how horrible a life I'm living. But according to a study, a full 11 percent of Brits plan to leave their passwords in their will.