A better way to think about passwords

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Mon Apr 25 20:04:31 CEST 2011

On Monday 25 April 2011, MFPA wrote:
> Hi
> On Sunday 24 April 2011 at 5:47:40 PM, in
> <mid:201104241847.40710 at thufir.ingo-kloecker.de>, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > A Post-It is much more secure if you
> > do not have to  keep the password secret from people
> > who have physical access to your  computer. For most
> > home users this should be the case.
> That would be for home users who live alone and never have visitors
> that snoop around the place. (-;

You have watched too many films were students steal their teachers' 
passwords by looking under their keyboards. ;-)

If you do not live alone but still have to keep your passwords secret 
from those living with you (i.e. you do not trust them) then you better 
make sure those other people are either computer-illiterate or never 
have unattended access to your computer.

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