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April, 2015

The Password Problem

Posted by Zane Harnish under Lifestyle and Security


Passwords are all over the place. In many situations, if you want to access something on your computer, your phone, or the internet, you need an account secured by a password. Passwords are good. They serve as a form of authentication that prevents people from gaining access to your personal accounts and information. You may have noticed that most people do not like passwords very much. They are perceived as inconvenient and of limited value to security. This article is meant to outline what I have dubbed “The Password Problem”: the widespread misuse and misunderstanding of passwords.