In this digital age of cloud and mobile technologies, there seems to be an app for just about everything. And whether you’re checking email, shopping or paying bills online, or jumping into an epic battle in the latest multi-player game, passwords play a critical role in connecting you to what have become everyday activities. So much so, that passwords even have their own day!
With passwords acting as our digital doormen to the goods and services we deem essential, ironically they’ve become a source of pleasure and pain all at the same time. We curse at the screen and even bang the keyboard when we can’t remember them, but when we get it right the euphoria we feel can be somewhat exhilarating.
Like other things we cherish, passwords are usually made from our favorite things such as kids’ birthdays, pets’ names, or college mascots. We also keep them physically close to us, in our heads, stored on our phones or written in our daily planners. So how would you feel if they suddenly vanished?
If you’re like the overwhelming majority of digital adventurers, you will gladly say so long and good riddance!
Password(less) Tipping Point
Believe it or not, computer passwords have been around for over 50 years – it was 1961 when the first computer password was developed by a team of MIT researchers while working on a multi-user computer system known as the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). And while basic passwords have evolved to more complex ones, and (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from RSA Blog authored by Tony Karam. Read the original post at: http://www.rsa.com/en-us/blog/2018-10/will-you-miss-your-favorite-password.html