πŸ’¬ Take control of your passwords

Replied to Three steps to develop a system to take control of your passwords by Ian O'Byrne (W. Ian O'Byrne)
There are several things we need to assume as we work with digital tools. You will be hacked You may have already been hacked and don’t know it You will have to change your passwords quickly when you are hacked You will most likely have to change passwords often One the first steps in discussing privacy and security in online spaces usually involves your passwords. The challenge is that far too many of us have a...
Ian, I was recently caught up in a civil debate about password management. The question was why I did not simply store my passwords in Google. I said that it was my choice not to, but then got caught out not really having a reason why I did not store them within the browser.

I was wondering where that sat with your discussion of passwords and ‘security’. I raised the concern that storing passwords in Google was a lot of eggs to put in the one basket, but then isn’t that what happens with LastPass etc…

I am sure I am missing something here, just thought I would ask.

2 responses on “πŸ’¬ Take control of your passwords”

  1. To be honest… I’m not sure. πŸ™‚

    I’ve been thinking about my password system lately. Logging in to Last pass in my classroom computers (when I teach) is a bit of a pain. And it might be “security theater” as students see me using two-factor in class. But, not sure what I gain by not saving them in Chrome.

    Yes, it’s not having all of my eggs in one basket…but lately I’m thinking that everyone knows everything (and has data on me) already.

    I’d like a password system that I run/maintain, uses two-factor, and/or uses a USB key to authenticate. I’d like that. πŸ™‚

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