Password Fatigued Today?
How often do you become password fatigued? I was a little surprised to see this phrase really exists. According to Wikipedia is means “password chaos or identity chaos, is the feeling experienced by many people who are required to remember an excessive number of passwords as part of their daily routine, such as to logon to a computer at work, undo a bicycle lock or conduct banking from an ATM.” No wonder we feel like we are all going crazy with passwords. They are everywhere in everything that we do today.
My biggest challenge with passwords is when I make comments on others blogs or websites. First, I must decide, who am I? We have several blogs and online stores. Once that decision is made in less than 3 seconds it’s the password challenge. Sometimes I go through several passwords in a split second and other times I may just stare at an empty screen. That can sometimes work as it just pops into my head. And they are so many comment systems: CommentLuv, Disques, WordPress, Blogger, and several more.
And then if all else fails I click “forgot password?” and have one emailed out to me. Them I must file it in email which has 100+ folders. I am sometimes amazed if I go a day without forgetting a password. It drove my ex husband absolutely crazy to have so many passwords. I won’t even add them up – it would really stress me out to think of how many we actually had. Then of course there is the day job passwords. Our company makes us change them every few months too and it cannot be a password you have used in the past. Phones and computers have passwords. Even voice mail on my Droid.