If you do a lot of business online, you likely have so many accounts at vendors, email providers, professional organizations, financial institutions, etc. that is absolutely impossible to remember different passwords for all of them. Of course, the problem doesn’t stop in the office.
I almost feel like I am opening at least one account somewhere every week. For a long time, I created new passwords for every one of them, but I had to jot these down somewhere. Then it became difficult to keep track of all the new accounts and more often than not, I had to use the password recovery for accounts I haven’t visited in a long time. After a while, I just started to use one password for all of them, which is of course also not a good strategy. (more…)