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:
Web ads becoming more like TV (New York Times)
Reality check for municipal Wi-fi (CNET News.com)