Help me, I.T. Guy
Why must I change my password so often? Just when I start to automatically type it in from memory, you require me to change it.
Why I.T. Guy? And why must it be in the form of an algorithm or a DNA strand?
I know you’re smart…probably smarter than any two people I know. But why must it be “ten characters, a minimum of two numbers (not sequential) with at least one capital and two symbols (not #) and cannot be something you have used in the last 6 months.”
Why can’t it be “leghound” or “superfreak” I.T. Guy? Why?
What about just a single number? I would use “7” I.T. Guy…nobody would ever guess that.
I’m a simple guy. Yes I’m 41 but still think “Porky’s” is a funny movie and “Hot Tub Time Machine” is the cinematic treasure of the 21st Century. I get my passwords from simple things I can remember I.T. Guy.
I have three computers, at least a dozen databases, two desk phones, two mobile phones, and an iPad. I have a pager I.T. Guy.
When you and the other I.T. Guys get together, I’m the guy you make fun of…and I’m ok with that. Just make it easier to come up with a password for guys like me.
I’m the guy who writes down his passwords on a piece of paper on his desk.
Under the mouse pad.
Help me I.T. Guy…help me, help you with network security. If my passwords were easy to remember, I wouldn’t have to write them down on a piece of paper and become THE security risk you worry about.
I think I speak for a lot of people with this message. Please, help us lower humans and quit mocking us with your password games.
Thanks I.T. Guy, I appreciate it.