Here’s what they all tell you:
- Never use a password that includes names, numbers, or places from your life.
- Never use the same password twice.
- Never write down your passwords.
- Never store your passwords on your computer or your phone.
- Never give your passwords to anyone else.
Password Rules Are Hell
According to the rules above, you’re supposed to:
- Use a different password for every account you have online
- Use passwords that don’t contain anything from your life – i.e. people, pets, places you’ve been, favorite teams, or anything else that somebody might guess you would use
- Keep no record of your passwords, anywhere
- Trust absolutely no one with your passwords
Um, does that sound doable to you?
Heck no. It’s classic circular logic. Catch-22. Absurd. Impossible.
It’s Password Hell.
Most of Us Break the Password Best-Practice Rules
All these great rules leave us right where we started: Nowhere.
So most of us do what humans will do – we cheat. Either we use names and places that mean something to us to help us remember our passwords, or we use the ...