Klaus Zimmermann's Corner

It's almost 2021 and IT organizations still are not shipping their end-user computers with a password manager.

Look, how about we all just agree that people downright suck at picking passwords and remembering multiple ones? Just pick one strong one that you can remember well and let your computer do rest for you: generating a distinct strong password, assigning a different one to each service you access on the internet, and backing them up so you'll never lose them.

That's exactly what a password manager does, and if everyone uses them, we will never have to implement stupid password policies or worse: rotate passwords every three months.