Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Forgot your Password? Of course.

With tightening security restrictions, annoying captcha 'type the scrambled word', answering three random questions -- logins/passwords have become more annoying than ever.

I propose that a website should not ask you for a login/password, lets just cut to the chase and mail me a clickable login link. Instead of wasting my time, testing my memory or bank of password variations, just ask me my email address and email me a clickable login token or temporary password each time. If your website doesn't fall into the daily, or possibly weekly use category, I'm especially talking to you.

Alternatively, one account/password that would work on several websites could work -- but that would make too much sense and take far too much cooperation.

Whats going to be your account/password management strategy for 2010?
I'm sick of the login/password game.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remember, passwords have to be between 8 and 20 characters, contain at least 1 letter, and 1 number or symbol. The following symbols aren’t allowed: ‘ @ & - “ <