Burn the Passwords

At a party this weekend, a friend mentioned in passing the mechanism in which she regularly gives her password to a co-worker.  When I dramatically cringed, she regaled us with stories of the post-it note on her desk that contains the password of a system device that she needs to log into once every 4 months, but is changed every quarter – she calls up the manager of that box, who tells her it’s the same password as last time, except add 1 to the number – apparently they’ve been counting up the quarters – which doesn’t necessarily give her the password, depending on when it changed, which therefore continues to interrupt her workflow.

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