By Ashley Schroeder
According to Thomas Baekdal, in his article, The Usability of Passwords:
“Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones.”
He goes on to say that the best password is actually a passphrase. The passphrase “this is fun” would be secure forever, Baekdal says.
So much easier than “j7wi#x3,” huh?
Here are two other articles on the subject:
- The ten worst passwords on the web, and why you should read this article
- Password Lessons and Tips from Our Readers
Ashley Schroeder is OWAA’s Publications Editor. Contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org.