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Old 05-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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LXer: Infographic: The Paradox of Too Many Passwords


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Employees have to deal with too many passwords and it's gotten so bad that in the name of making your systems secure, you may be less secure -- because employees could be writing them down to remember them. Hard to be less secure than that.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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I agree on this heavily. You're required to have so many unique passwords, that most of mine are kept in notes in Outlook at work (can only use Linux at home). At home they're at least kept in an encrypted file by keepassx (on both linux and windows).
 
Old 05-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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For me, KeepassX on Windows and Linux. 1Password on iOS.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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I'd rather not bother with an app like Keepass myself; I save mine in a GPG encrypted plain text file.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 02:52 AM   #5
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I never write down a password. You should either use a password manager, or some other method of remembering them. Honestly, I wouldn't have more than 2-3 passwords.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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I use a lot of services that require passwords, and I'll not be resuing passwords so that means more than 2-3 for me lol.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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I don't really reuse passwords, but I do remix them.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #8
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Ah, I see.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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I'd rather not bother with an app like Keepass myself; I save mine in a GPG encrypted plain text file.
Same here! Heck a lot safer that way!
 
Old 05-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #10
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I use KeepassX. It's nicely cross-platform.
 
  


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