The theory goes – if you want to be truly certain that your passwords are not lost or stolen, make sure they are only stored in your head.
From your personal email accounts to the computer system in your car, hackers can disrupt your life and steal valuable information from just about any device with an Internet connection. With more devices connected to the Internet than ever before, the only logical place to keep your passwords and information safe is in the your brain, right?
There are many questions and answers inside this theory, but for now, let’s focus on this one: Can you rely on your memory to store all of your passwords? In sum, your passwords depend on your fallible human memory, and with the increasing complexity and quantity of passwords, it’s almost impossible for us to remember all of your passwords.
Here’s a few reasons why relying on your memory could compromise your security.
It’s the most dreaded time of the year: Tax Day is almost here! But it’s more like Christmas for identity thieves. Between visits to your accountant, working full-time, and scavenging for financial documents, we often put security on the back burner during tax season. We often don’t think about secure passwords while filing our taxes online, or the dangers of emailing your accountant financial documents containing your social security number, or know exactly who has access to your key accounts.