It’s Okay to Write Down Your Passwords

I don’t know where the idea that it’s bad to write down your passwords came from, but it needs to stop. The average person has over 100 passwords they need to manage and expecting them to remember them is impossible. Also, the problem is not that you write passwords down but what passwords you use. …

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Why Do My Passwords Keep Changing?

If your passwords keep changing and you’re not doing it, there are a few things you need to do right away. To fix this problem, you’ll need to do things below in the order they come. 1. Scan For Malware Your password could be changing because your computer is infected with malware. Even if you …

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You Have More Passwords Than You Realize – Over 100!

The average person has over 100 passwords. That is 100 passwords following 100 different password requirements. It’s no wonder people hate passwords; remembering all that is not possible and leads to poor password hygiene. This is why you need a password manager. Just one master password to remember, and everything is kept encrypted and secure. …

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Password Requirements Suck – How To Fix Them

Password requirements keep getting more complicated as the years go on. It used to be simple, 5 characters minimum. Then it was 6, then 8 but with a capital and a number. Today, it’s not unheard of to have password rules of 15 characters minimum along with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters. When does …

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Password Education Happens At The Sign Up Page

The sign up page is often the only education users get about passwords. Ask any user what they think makes for a strong password and find the response sounds like they’re reading off password requirements. Password requirements on sign up pages have spent years teaching users to make “strong” passwords when they should have been …

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