It is 2013. We've all been using computers and the internet for years, and even decades, by now. But I still see terrible, guessable, written-on-a-post-it on the monitor passwords. The same password used everywhere. A phone number as a password. The street address as a password. And no matter how gentle or firm, strong or subtle, zealous or casual, I am with my clients, most still have terrible passwords and password policies.
I am sympathetic; I get it that there are new passwords popping up everywhere, and that they're a PITA to manage. I get it. But having lousy passwords and password management is the single biggest tech boo boo that ordinary people make in the businesses and personal lives.
Just like brushing your teeth, changing the oil in your car, and carying your house keys around, it is just another "chore" that we'd be crazy not to do, and that we accept a level on inconveniece, becuase we've decided it outweighs the alternative. So it is with passwords, and password management.
So please, if you are one of the "bad" password people, or even if you think you're really good, read this one awesome ebook... Take Control of Your Passwords . Joe Kissel really makes things clear, readbale, not too long or too wordy, and gets to the heart of the password problem plaguing us today. I agree and advocate 99.9% of everything that's in this book. So do yourself a favor, and give it read. DOn't just take it from me, listen to Joe...