11 Reasons Why You Sorta Love Passwords
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11 Reasons Why You Sorta Love Passwords

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All week long we have been observing World Password Day. It’s not a day to celebrate passwords, but rather to gather together and hope for an end to the pain they cause. Nevertheless, there are things to like about passwords. So we asked you to send us your true feelings. Here’s what you had to say:

They Give the End User Some Ownership  
“Passwords give us a sense of control. We think, ‘If I can’t even remember it, how can anyone else possibly figure it out?’ Naive, for sure, but it is the only thing a user feels they have control over. The remaining control is in the hands of the ‘unknown.’ Potentially, this is why there is fear of replacing our beloved passwords.” —Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate at Attivo Networks

They’re Easy to Change
“We like the control to change [passwords] on a whim and there is a sense of comfort that we are the sole holders of this right. Yet, if we move to other things like facial recognition or fingerprints and they get stolen, a fear may be around the question of ‘How do I update my face!'” —Crandall, Attivo Networks

They Provide Job Security
“I honestly love credentials and passwords. The theft of them and privilege abuse keeps our company in business!” —Crandall, Attivo Networks 

Indeed, password oversharing might be an enterprise security headache, the knotty problem of forgetting passwords is constant, and credential stuffing is rampant. Let’s not forget, though, that in certain emergencies, sharing credentials could be critical. Biometrics, for example, cannot be left behind for descendents in a digital will like passwords can, and they can’t be changed. Happy World Password Day!   

Read the full list on Dark Reading.

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