Help Us Out! Password Overload


Hey! I'm the new Spark intern Laura. I've only been here a week, but I've heard the Spark crew complaining about passwords about a million times already.

They been talking about this article in the New York Times they saw last month all about new ways to deal with password security and our sense of password overload.

It seems that DARPA, which is part of the U.S. Defense Department, is developing a way to bypass the password altogether by relying on a person's "cognitive fingerprint" - the distinct way that each of us interacts with our keyboard. Pretty cool, right?

For now, DARPA's research is only intended for military use, but these things have a way of trickling down to the rest of us sooner or later (GPS, anyone?)

Spark producer Anshuman Iddamsetty also did a column about it called Ctrl-Alt-Oh, It's You.

In the mean time, we want to hear from the broader Spark community. What are some of your tips and tricks for keeping track of passwords? Are you overloaded? Or are you some genius cyborg who can remember T23x777p~lack ?  (Actually, that's not a bad password!).

Let us know in the comments below. Or call us at the Spark Hotline 1-877-34-SPARK

Not sure? If you need some high tech help, these sites offer ways to manage your passwords:


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