Password Hell

I don’t know about the rest of you out there in digital land, but I have a complaint.  Actually, I have many, but I’m pretty sure you’re not coming here to hear me bitch, so I try to save those moments for my beloved family.

I realize that passwords are a necessity in these days of internet ninjas lurking in cyber space.

But I have SO many passwords, some on sites that I really don’t feel would in any way compromise my security.  For example, if you’d like to log in to Woman’s Day magazine and read recipes, you need a user name and password.

I don’t really even understand WHY they need to know who I am.  I’m not buying anything.  I’m just browsing their free website.

There are also some things I just can’t see why anyone would even be interested in obtaining the information.  Like the website that will calculate my BMI and tell me how grossly overweight I am, without a name…but I need a user name and password.  WHY????  And why would anyone else EVER want to know my BMI?  I mean, really.

Are hackers targeting the overweight?  Are they going to somehow link my username, which isn’t in any way associated with my email and spam me with diet ads?  Or will they assume that, if I’m overweight, I must shop online, and hope to get a credit card number?  If so, they will be sadly disappointed when they try to buy anything and are declined.

I’m becoming forever grateful for the “Forgot Password?” option, since I’m using it regularly these days.  I realize that a different password for every online account is a great security measure, but if I can’t remember it, is it really secure from anyone but me?

***Now comes the PG…possibly R rated part of this post.  So…if any of you are under 18, cover your eyes, as my intent is for this to be a family-friendly food and kitteh blog.  But sometimes….it’s just not possible to pull all the punches.

I have a solution…finally.  Username isn’t a problem, since I can generally remember my tags 🙂  Passwords will now be phrases I tend to use when annoyed.  Because…I’m annoyed.  Perhaps that’s the reason they’re easier to remember that way.  Don’t know, don’t care.

Maybe the next time I want to make a comment on Aggie’s blog, I’ll actually be able to remember my new obscene password!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aewl
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 14:51:11

    Damn ironic that I need to log in just to leave a comment.

    Hey I recognize those words! The seven dirty words you can’t say on TV.

    BTW, I use Lastpass now and absolutely love it.

    Reply

    • Nomstress
      Oct 16, 2012 @ 18:26:21

      Yeah, I was trying to comment on Aggie’s post, had to log in, then Windows (otherwise known as The Dark Side) forgot my word press password. This was right after I’d forgotten my Amazon password, and Skype password…oh and Twitter. Because you know you don’t want anyone Tweeting in your name…the repercussions could be HUGE!!!

      Reply

  2. LC Aggie Sith
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 22:47:16

    I know how you feel….

    And where have you been, Aewl???

    Reply

  3. Aewl
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 21:07:06

    Been busy as hell….. for a nice surprise, click my name.

    Reply

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