Should you write down your passwords?
This make this easy — YES!
Okay, I’m going to get a lot of flack over this by the security conscious people but here’s some interesting thoughts (sorry, no facts)
- enforced complexity of passwords has increased – 6 characters use to be allowed, but no more – 8 to 12 characters are becoming common
- we use to have to remember 3 or 4 passwords – now, with all the online services, an individual would have more like 8+ passwords
- complexity changes from site to site which stops us from reusing our passwords – some sites enforce upper case, lower case and special character usage – some want all that plus a number
- some passwords are assigned to us and merely a random sequence of characters
- more and more people are allowing their browsers to remember their passwords for them, which in turn makes them forget them. If you never type in your password, the chances are you’ll forget it a year from now.
- writing down you’re passwords will encourage less re-use of your passwords and greater complexity (security conscious people like this idea)