From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource (example: an access code is a type of password), which is to be kept secret from those not allowed access".
It's not enough to create a password, it's necessary to remember it.Thay's why some people prefer to be not so creative, at least when they can.
or maybe think they are...
Some seem ro go a little further...
Some have to work wonders of ingenuity because the requirements are horrendous
Let's listen to a rant of a person who has to do it on a daily basis.(taken from a computer forum)
"I work in an office setting where we have to log into several software applications in addition to various accounts to internet based databases. Additionally, there are network and hardware passwords (Windows, VPN tunnel, etc.).
Is there a particular reason why password security seems to be so non-uniform among all of these applications - so you can't create one password and use it for all systems/applications. Each has its own requirement - whether it be special characters, upper/lower case characters, number/character combinations, etc. I have literally seen people who have a paper list of passwords taped to their desks because there is no way that they could possibly remember all of the passwords they need to use on a daily basis. Who can remember that one application requires a password like P283!$horty131 and another requires P283Shorty131, and they have to be changed every three months.
Today I had to log into a personal account and had forgotten the ridiculous password that the site required, and so I was presented with 5 security questions I answered 2 years ago (and for which I did not know the correct answers because they were case sensitive, etc.). It seems like we have taken password security to absurd levels. Sorry just needed to vent."
I once had to come through quite an experience too. There was something with the pass- word to my Facebook account and while changing it I had to complete some tasks, like recognise more than 100 of my FB friends, say to which groups I belong to(Can anybody imagine?).Miraculously, it was settled by presenting my telephone number which I of course did.
Can anybody share the like stories or maybe examples of passwords you created, or some tools to make things easier?