I was trying to fix the internet connection for a friend. My friend yelled to his wife in the other room for the password. “Start with a capital S, then 123,” she shouted back. We tried S123 several times, but with no luck. Finally his wife came in. She said, “I don’t know what’s so hard about typing Start123.” Oops.
Passwords should not be so difficult. I’m so tired of having to remember so many of them. It’s frustrating when you’re setting up an account and enter a password and then the red warning appears, giving you the password requirements. I always think, “Why didn’t you just give me the information to begin with?”
Or how about when you forget your password for an existing account and get it wrong again and again, so you have to reset it. You get the email, relieved that the ordeal is nearly over. You enter the temporary password and immediately need to input a new one. So you do, only to get the message that you can’t use one that was used in the last year.
Last YEAR??? I can’t remember a minute ago, forget the last year. Last YEAR??? I can’t remember a minute ago, forget the last year. See what I mean? I was advised by a techie friend to get a program that stores all of your passwords. Brilliant, I thought! So I got a program called Dashlane and set it all up. Whew! What a relief!
Recently I went to log into Dashlane and forgot the unique password for the password program. And there’s no resetting it, due to security reasons. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so stupid in my life. Someone suggested getting a different program, set it all up and then write the major password on a sticky note. Great idea but I know I would forget where I put it.
Now so many programs are using fingerprint technology. Much easier only I’ve watched too many episodes of NCIS, Criminal Minds and Scandal to know that all some sadistic nut case has to do is cut off my right index finger and steal my identity, which I protect diligently due to my super powers.
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