Passwords and Password Managers
Passwords. Easily the most susceptible element of our privacy and protecting ourselves and our information. Here’s the problem, incredibly well captured by XKCD: There’s a whole long backstory, but the TL;DR is that for a long while there was thinking that “complex” passwords were the best form of security, largely because at that point in time, the compute power required to “crack” those passwords was difficult to come by. Fast forward to today and your average complex password has zero chance against a standard desktop class machine never mind some actual high powered compute resource, and the worst part is that this has led to humans choosing repeatable and easily guessed variations of passwords … incrementing numbers, replacing letters with numbers or symbols … all pointless exercises as the Bad Actors know you do this and simply include that variation.