The Password Problem

Forget them, reset them, and on and on.

By Joseph Geddes, 5 November, 2019


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We can't remember our passwords.

And neither can you, be honest.

Too many accounts

Where possible, I recommend to sign in with a third party like Google, Facebook etc. These are called Single Sign-On (SSO) and they let you use an existing account to verify who you are.

Sign in with Facebook

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This will save you from adding a new account to you password book, and is generally considered more secure by those in the industry. It’s likely that your Single sign-on has the option for two factor or two step authentication, but not all websites do.

Password Managers

As a company, we use KeePassXC. A simple password manager which works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

This is an offline, 256-bit encrypted password safe. If you need to access you file on a phone or tablet you have the option to throw a copy on Google Drive or iCloud.

They seem daunting to setup, but once you take the plunge you won’t be reaching for the password book again!