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8 years ago from Joel Califa, Senior Product Designer at GitHub

  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    Great article and I agree, educating users on passwords in the registration process versus forcing them is probably better.

    I'm surprised you didn't mention password managers.

    As a user, I can't remember the last time I actually created my own password.

    I let the password manager generate it.

    Obviously, password managers pose their own security risks, but those risks versus the ease and time saved they present are worth it.

    Most people I know use a password manager, between all the devices I have, I couldn't imagine not using one.

    Browser's nag features to "save passwords" - are always nagging.

    Maybe the rise of password management mirrors the increase in opinionated, technical passwords?

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    • xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx, 8 years ago

      He mentioned password managers in passing, but I agree with Joel that I don't want to "become dependent" on a third party tool. Thats not a solution, its a stop gap at best in my opinion.

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