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This is the Modem World: I hate passwords

Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.

This is the Modem World I hate passwords

I get it: The Internet is a dangerous place. People want my stuff. There are bad people out there, yadda yadda yadda.

But the password requirements and security verification processes in place are Kafkaesque, mind-bending, and straight-up annoying.

Every time I need to access my online mortgage account, I am forced to reset my password because, without fail, I enter the wrong one three times. I couldn’t tell you what my Apple ID is because it has an even itchier verification trigger finger, especially when you have more than one device accessing the same account. Get it wrong on one, and all your devices are borked.

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Filed under: Tablets, Wireless, Internet, Software

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