So many passwords, so little time - we can count at least a dozen different user names and passwords that I use to access systems on a regular basis. Plus a whole bunch for rarely used services that I've completely forgotten.
So it is no surprise that a major focus at this year’s RSA Conference is the sorry state of password security. It seems that most of us are using fewer than five passwords for all our computer access. Easier to remember, although perhaps from a security point of view this is not the best practice, as it puts a few too many eggs in too few baskets.
A lucky one in eight have even managed the tremendous feat of slimming down to one password for everything, which would have any self-respecting hacker rubbing their hands with glee.
Of course, that password is almost certainly "password" or their own name. And it's probably written on a post-it note stuck to the side of their monitor.