Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Internet is Impossible
Today I went to a website that required a log in and a password. I hadn't been there for a while so I hadn't needed to log in and I was nervous about remembering the password.
The log in was my email, so no problem there. But I had indeed forgotten the password. So I had to go through the "Forgot your password?" routine, have them email me a link, and change my password.
The internet is impossible!
You’re supposed to have a different one for every website/application you deal with. That’s probably at least 10 (email, Facebook, Amazon.com, etc.) and probably more.
You’re supposed to use passwords that are at least 8 characters long, with numbers, caps, and special characters and no common words.
You’re supposed to change passwords every 30 days and never repeat a password.
And you’re not supposed to ever write a password down.
This is humanly impossible.