Schneier: Write down passwords, keep them in wallet

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For years, many system administrators have told computer users never to take pen to paper as a way to remember passwords for PCs, Web sites, an online accounts.


Earlier this week, a Microsoft executive told a conference of security experts that the common wisdom about passwords is dead wrong.

Bruce Schneier agrees. The author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World says it’s a mistake to discourage the writing down of passwords.

Jon’s tech news links:

Ergonomic keyboards make happy hands (AP)

Web ads becoming more like TV (New York Times)

Reality check for municipal Wi-fi (CNET

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