Passwords…

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Passwords…

 

Yesterday was Password Day and I began thinking about passwords...the bane of our existence...right! 

 

By now it has been drummed into our heads not to use the same ones, to have different characters, and to change them if we think there was a breach.

 

That worked when we had only a few sites that required them, but now...everything needs a password!

 

Larry cringes when I make him change a password and were it up to him, he’d use the same one on every site. 

 

Robert Siciliano suggests two-factor authentication, which I do use. It’s actually pretty easy...a code is sent to your phone and you enter it.



There are some who use a password-generator, like Dashlane. 

 

Recently I read a few articles that suggested that passwords may be on the way out. Now we have facial recognition or thumbprints. 

 

My iPhone has facial recognition but if I am wearing a mask, I have to enter my phone’s password. An update to Apple’s software, however, made it possible to unlock my phone while wearing a mask via my Apple watch. My watch, however, is an older generation so this feature will not work. 

 

 

And what if I were to get a facelift or some other kind of face enhancement? Will I have to train my phone to recognize the new me? 

Comments (31)

Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

Ohhhhhhh man - I know what you mean.  It's tough getting more and more creative AND remembering how creative I was.

May 07, 2021 12:03 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Passwords are such a pain. Neverending frustration. It is rare that I remember mine. 

May 07, 2021 12:57 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Kathy! It  would be nice not to have 86 different passwords to memorize.

May 07, 2021 01:02 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Kathy. I use different passwords and they are very effective sine even I often forget them. Real security, ha, ha! Enjoy your day 

May 07, 2021 01:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I agree, passwords are the bane of our existence.  I have mine written on 9 letter sized pages in a folder on my desk.  I like the idea of thumb prints or facial recognition.

May 07, 2021 01:36 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have the same reaction is Larry when I am instructed to change my password.  I welcome alternative method which eliminate passwords.

May 07, 2021 04:03 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I know how Larry feels because I cringed when I saw the title of your blog post Kathy Streib 

May 07, 2021 05:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sham Reddy CRS it really is a pain trying to deal with all of the passwords. 

Grant Schneider the newer Apple watches will now let you access your iPhone while wearing a mask but my older watch still works!

May 07, 2021 05:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I agree Sharon Lee There are people in the world that use their "talents" to rob and hurt other people. 

Kat Palmiotti you and me...wrinkly! Never. 

 

May 07, 2021 05:51 PM
Kat Palmiotti

hahaha

May 07, 2021 06:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog Thank your wife for me!!!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Brian England sadly since the beginning of time there have been thieves and thugs...wether they are taking our money, our possessions, or our passwords. 

May 07, 2021 05:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs dare I say you have "P'd" a lot!!!!????

Nina Hollander, Broker my iPhone has facial recognition and have a password manager. and yet, I am not very trusting of them. 

May 07, 2021 06:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I keep thinking about a Mac but my IT guy (Larry) knows how to work on my Thinkpad so I'm holding off. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I have one too!!!  Now, every site you visit requires a password 

May 07, 2021 06:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm I probably don't change mine often enough. 

Vickie Teel  even signing on to a shopping website requires a password. 

Sharon Tara what I really love about my iPhone is the facial recognition but there are still sites that require passwords. 

May 07, 2021 06:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson I do well to remember my address and Larry's cell number!! LOL

Wayne Martin how about putting these thieves in the middle of any freeway in Houston at the height of rush hour!

 

May 07, 2021 06:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl Jeffcoat so do I!!!!  It's like pulling teeth to change Larry's passwords. 

George Souto the few articles I read think that we should head that way. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS What I really don't like is when I enter a password and get a little pop up that says they don't recognize the password. 

 

May 07, 2021 06:28 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

We only have so many passwords we can memorize, so I understand. :)

May 07, 2021 10:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I'm with Larry, however I do have different ones for certain sites.  

May 08, 2021 12:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy good advice to Larry but I am of the opinion it is a lost cause, Google has all our passwords, Microsoft has all our passwords... just saying, Endre

May 08, 2021 11:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathy:

Guess I missed Password Day. Not exactly something I want to celebrate.

I have a master file of passwords but keeping track and continuing to change them still drives me nuts. I should do more than I already do with 2-factor authentication.

Jeff

May 09, 2021 08:00 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib 

Sometimes when my hair is up my computer does not recognize me - I have to take my hair down - it can get frustrating -   Happy Mothers Day 

May 09, 2021 01:15 PM