9. Four Password Myths
In the course of writing extensively about passwords over the years, I’ve come across—and attempted to debunk—quite a few myths involving password security. In this chapter, I want to call your attention to four extremely common misconceptions about passwords, all of which can lead to dangerous behavior.
1: One Password Can Rule Them All
I can’t emphasize strongly enough what a bad idea it is to use the same password in more than one place—even if it’s a great password. Password managers (see 1Password vs. iCloud Keychain, later) make it easy to create a unique ...