The Scourge of Passwords

Publish date: Feb 28, 2019

This weekend I decided to rotate passwords for the sake of good account hygiene. What a pain! Fortunately, I had a password manager to help out, but that still did not reduce the 5-10 minutes per site to log in, find where to change the password, actually change the password, and verify the new password worked! It was a good exercise, but the idea of regularly rotating passwords for all of my accounts is pure lunacy.

So what can an individual do? I would suggest:

If you are a developer:

I personally am a huge fan of leveraging Auth0 instead of rolling your own authentication. Authentication and authorization are hard to do right, so why not let someone else do it for you?

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