This Monday morning, the San Jose Mercury News published Steve Johnson’s article in their Tech Monday section that goes something like this:
To manage your new, non-repeating, complex passwords, you’ll need to trust the computer. Some password management programs have been around for years, with solid security records.
I’m planning to play around with three, each of which would require me to remember only one password to access all my others. The most attractive is Passpack, because it resides online. I wouldn’t have to load software on every computer I use or lug around a USB drive containing password data. (my emphasis)
Some of you may recognize that excerpt. In fact, Steve’s article seems to have grown legs and trotted happily all over the country: Chicago (IL), Fort Wayne (FL), Tucson (AZ), Olympia (WA) and now San Jose (CA)!
Just another sign that password fatigue has reached new heights. Everyone should choose – and use – a password manager.