Are You Practicing Poor Password Hygiene?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

In recent years the cyber security industry has been doubling down on ways to ditch passwords! Why? Most data breaches occur because of human error. One third of online transactions are abandoned because of passwords. So many things are slowing users down: password reset emails, cumbersome MFA, and annoying complex requirements. They are all slowing users down! 

                   

1Password is acquiring Austin based startup Passage in hopes of preparing for a password-less future. Passage, a leader in modern authentication technology, is joining the team to help reimagine the widely-used password management platform. They plan to build tools for consumers and businesses to manage passkeys, a popular alternative to phrase-based passwords. All is aimed to accelerate the adoption of passkeys for developers, business and their customers and speed up the user experience! 

What exactly is a Passkey? Passkeys are a replacement for passwords. They are designed to provide websites and apps a passwordless sign in experience that is easier to use, more convenient and secure. 

With 7,000+ high tech companies in Austin…..On-line activity is at the forefront of research. Austin is a hotbed of entrepreneurs, always embracing great minds to implement new ideas that can enhance the user experience with on-line activity.

I for one find passwords cumbersome and annoying so can’t wait to see what is in store for us in the near future. I’m so tired of poor password hygiene and ready for the next generation of logging into websites that I use, with ease, on a daily basis!

 “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”  Socrates

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Comments (31)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Will,

I know its necessary but so frustrating to keep up with all of them.

Nov 06, 2022 01:05 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Gwen, its hard to know what to do just about everything gets hacked!

Nov 06, 2022 01:10 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Roy Kelley ..we'd all like a simpler way to stay protected.

Nov 06, 2022 01:11 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Carol Williams ..I think there are many wanting the same thing!

Nov 06, 2022 01:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Bill Salvatore - East Valley ..we can all do better but it comes down to time and the effective use of it!

Nov 06, 2022 01:14 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Like you, I find passwords annoying.  I have a tablet that consists of 77 pages for all the aps, websites, and other tech avenues I need to navigate.  I'm looking for better days.

Nov 06, 2022 02:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Me too Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 06, 2022 03:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it is almost impossible to remember the multitude of passwords we have to use.  For example my Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) has to be a MINIMUM of 20 characters long.  So I for one would welcome this change.

Nov 06, 2022 04:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oh Dorie- I would love to get rid of passwords and have a better way of protecting our accounts. Poor Larry cringes when I make up passwords for him. He'd love to be able to use the same one for everything. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:12 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Ugh, I hate even having to have a password and if I don't visit a site daily that needs a password I can't ever remember what my password for that site is, haha.

Nov 07, 2022 03:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... I've used Roboform for well over 10 years... probably before most people were talking about password management platforms. But even with a platform, like you, all those passwords are cumbersome to maintain and I look forward also to a passwordless future.

Nov 07, 2022 04:34 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

Sounds like a great solution to the password issues that plague us all.

Jeff

Nov 07, 2022 09:10 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I need this... no matter how many times I change certain PWs or make them "difficult" someone in Russia still seems to be using my Instagram lol 

Nov 07, 2022 09:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It is very frustrating for most people George Souto to keep up with our passwords even with a password management system!

Nov 07, 2022 01:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Larry is luck to have you help make up his passwords Kathy Streib LOL!

Nov 07, 2022 01:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with you Brian England !

Nov 07, 2022 01:01 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Me too Nina Hollander, Broker 

Nov 07, 2022 01:01 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I agree Jeff Dowler, CRS ..just hope it gets implemented sooner than later!

Nov 07, 2022 01:02 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Isn't that the truth Lise Howe ! I just had to report and go through the process of someone impersonating me on Instagram. Finally their account was removed.

Nov 07, 2022 01:03 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am not a fan of passwords ... I have so many and there is no way to remember them all so I have to make sure I know how to locate the variety of passwords that fit the website I am trying to access.  Not sure when and how this will change ... but this is a change we all most likely look forward to.

Nov 18, 2022 12:40 PM