John Pozadzides on “How I’d Hack Your Password”

Please, don’t take my word for it. I really don’t want to give you a slip of paper with your most intimate passwords on it. It’s just that I, and practically anyone, can do just that.

Instead, check out security pundit John Pozadzides’ article, “How I’d Hack Your Password.” In a couple of short pages he’ll make you squirm uncomfortably, because everything he points out is true: we all reuse passwords, and they aren’t that complex, and yes they are indeed based on our dog’s name, our birthday, our Social Security Number, all easily discoverable stuff. Go to

I’m beginning to regard a password management application as probably mandatory for everyone. Let me know what you’re using.