Hope as we might, human memory is not infallible, particularly when it comes to online credentials.
According to a 2016 national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center “84% of online adults rely primarily on memorization or pen and paper as their main (or only) approach to password management. In addition, 25% admit to using simple and less secure passwords to assist with memorization.”
It seems as though each year an IT giant declares the death of the password. Microsoft, IBM, Google and others claimed that the age of the password had come to an end because passwords no longer kept users safe.
Strong passwords are critical as they aid in the protection of company data by bolstering defenses against brute force attacks.
Just imagine the amount of time wasted when 10% of an office loses more than 30 minutes of file access each time they forget a password…