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7 Reasons To Love Passwords

Passwords are often ridiculed, but there are some reasons they should be your nearest and dearest authentication factor.

Sara Peters

September 17, 2014

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There are, no doubt, more reasons to love the humble password. They give you the opportunity to say, "What's the password?" in a croaky whisper like a spy or the doorman of a speakeasy. Frequently typing them into your mobile phone is good training for the World's Fastest Texter competition. Giving determined thieves your password is preferable to giving them your appendages.

Why do you love passwords? Why do you hate them? Let us know in the comments below.

About the Author(s)

Sara Peters

Senior Editor

Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.


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