How Can We Easily Manage the Hard-to-Manage Password ?
Passwords are often blamed for bringing the worst headache to our digital life; how come it is so hard to manage!
Most of us are unable to remember and recall more than several passwords.
Those of us, who can somehow manage to remember several of them, find that they are unable to remember the relations between the passwords and the corresponding accounts .
On the other hand, writing/storing multiple passwords and the corresponding accounts and carrying around the memos/storages outdoor brings the risk of physical theft, which exposes the single point of failure.
It seems there is no way out of this trilemma. (*1)
Password managers are known to enable us to create and manage 18-character passwords that stand 1qt years (see the table below). Conventional password managers, however, have a couple of big problems — the users have to struggle to manage their hard-to-break=hard-to-recall strong master-passwords while they cannot escape the single point of failure (*2).
*1 What was hard to manage was a conventional text-only password. It was just that there was no way out because we only stuck to alphanumeric texts as the material of passwords. Why not look to the potential of ‘Non-text’ secret credential?
“Solution Resides in Citizen’s Brain Unnoticed” https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_democracy-privacy-ethics-activity-6908966261007503360-_Cd_
*2 Now there is a new breed of ‘leak-proof’ password manager powered by citizens’ episodic memory that has been solidly inscribed deep in our brain. It enables us to achieve far better availability and usability as well as higher security.
“Fend off cyberattacks on democracy” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fend-off-cyberattacks-democracy-hitoshi-kokumai/
Well, by any chance, aren’t you considering that all those problems would go away at once if we ditch the hated password altogether ?
“Ditching Password for Ditching Security and Democracy ?” https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_democracy-privacy-ethics-activity-6939413376049512448-bpJC
* Recent digital identity comments are mostly collected for quick reference at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/collection-digital-identity-comments-hitoshi-kokumai-posted-kokumai/
* I owe the table below to a friend https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6937000000727990273/
Latest digital identity comments are all collected at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/collection-digital-identity-comments-hitoshi-kokumai-posted-kokumai/