On passwords…

Lots of waffling in the Guardian lately about passwords – but they’re not really the problem they’re portrayed as.

Despite all the people offering horribly complex solutions to the problem, you don’t need to create long strings of letters, numbers, and random bits of punctuation which will get you a pat on the back from the Password Fairies (and IT geeks), who love such things, but which you will never get right unless you write them down, and that rather negates their purpose. Life doesn’t need to be so tedious to be secure.

As a basic, all-purpose, not very important password, I use Continue reading