A long-winded way to make a point
by Rufus Sufur
Check out Mat Honan’s article on why the password system as we know it doesn’t work. Lots of doom and gloom in my opinion. I think he could have made his point much more succinctly.
But my question is what we, as the average user, are supposed to do now. Yes, we can start using stronger passwords (try out 1Password), two way authentication, separate and unique email reset addresses, etc. Or as Mat mentioned, other, more privacy invasive ways to uniquely identify ourselves.
but right now, what can I do to protect myself? He says that the first step is to acknowledge the problem and the second is to fix it. OK, but as a general public, we’re still on step one. How does he propose to move to step two?