You have exactly three passwords, don’t you? The first is one you use for all the logins that you don’t think house anything worth stealing. You use it when you are signing up for a Web site that you might not visit ever again. It’s the default password you deploy when you’re required to “create a free account” to read an online newspaper or RSVP to an e-invitation.
It was reading this excerpt that has caused passwords to become the number one area of concern to me in my online life. Perhaps it the nearly daily email or DM on Twitter that I get from friends hacked accounts offering to sell me little blue pills or the latest work from home scheme to the more sinister hackers stealing passwords account numbers and names address and social security numbers.