So we have two stories this week about passwords to go along with our password suggestions posted earlier in the week. The Chief Security Officer at Sun Microsystems said yesterday, “Write down your passwords; your wallet is a lot more secure than your computer.” Well now they tell us after all those years and hours on the phone with AOL because we were afraid to write down our passwords.
Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates, stated that passwords are the weak link in the security chain. “Password systems simply won’t cut it,” he said on Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Jose. “We need to move to multifactor authentication.” “I don’t pretend that we are going to move away from passwords over night, but over three or four years for corporate systems this change can and should happen,” Gates said.