In an earlier article, “Picking Passwords: Pitfalls, Practicalities and Protection”, I examined the requirements and problems of modern passwords and why they are hard for humans to remember but easy for computers to crack. I also touched on how we can manage this conundrum.
In this article, I’ll have my cake and eat it; I’ll use complex, secure and unique passwords for everything. All of those passwords will confirm the specific requirements and rulesets of each service – even if that means that the criteria differs between services. And we will remember just one secure password to do this.