Will Passwords Get Passed?

There are fifty different passwords you are supposed to remember every day. Fifty passwords you are not supposed to write down since they could fall in to the wrong hands. Fifty passwords that are supposed to be unique, different from each other and usually carry different requirements to make it even harder to pirate. All of these specifications make all fifty passwords harder to remember on top of it all.

Do you really need that many different passwords? It seems more logical to have one password that controls everything and you can update that every ninety days. One password would be so much simpler for everyone, including hackers who want your bank information. Then that does not work either.

It does not seem logical or fair in all honesty to have to remember fifty different passwords that have to be changed every ninety days, and are impossible to penetrate. Someone with a semi steady life does not have enough going on in ninety days to inspire a new password.

With hackers becoming more sophisticated and one of the most challenged cyber threats to computer network security, yet thanks to technology for being so advanced, it is really vital that you are consistent with changing your passwords and keeping them at a strong or “tricky” level. Unless you would be willing to openly share your private information so the rest of us do not have to be so paranoid. Since that is unlikely, your passwords are important. It seems that since technology is so advanced we should not need passwords, there has to be something that surpasses them, makes our lives easier, and still keeps our information secure.

Thankfully, there are many tech companies trying to make this a possibility. There are companies pilot-testing a USB password thingy. The term thingy being used since there is no better terminology at the moment. Basically, the USB password device looks like a flash drive and works similar to one. You simply plug it into a USB port and as you log into different programs and sites, it enters your password for you. All of your passwords are stored on the USB. Some programs being tested allow you to set your passwords and other programs by just picking a random one created by the USB. Since you cannot access many programs without the USB being plugged in, knowing the password would be deemed useless.

This is being tested with companies for now, seeing how their different programs, applications, and of course employees function with the USB password device. If the USB does not catch on for consumers and technology begins to grow, there might be a retina scan or fingerprint identification in the near future. Plain and simple, your information needs to be secured, what lengths will you go to keep it that way?