Passwords May be Extinct Sooner Than You Think

June 12, 2023

Lawyers Hate Passwords

Lawyers have hated passwords since passwords first made their appearance. They resisted having them until their employer (or cyberinsurance company) compelled them. Then they constructed simple, too short passwords – 123456 and the like – easy to guess or crack. They used the names of their pets, their children, their favorite sports teams, etc. They set themselves up for failure at every point.

They left post-it notes on their monitors, under keyboards and in their desk drawers. They reused their passwords all over the internet. They shared their passwords with colleagues at their law firms. Even those who agreed, after much gnashing of teeth, to use a password manager, hated them – and they still reused and shared passwords.

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