Miffed by it all? I am.
Those tech geeks do it just to piss us all off. The meek really will inherit the earth.
There are a couple of things I don’t understand about passwords. Let me explain.
I have three passwords in total. Facebook has its own, that is not shared with any other application purely and simply because I don’t trust those feckless dimwits. Anything financial has the most complex of passwords – currently a 16 digit alpha-numeric with symbols and caps/lower case, you know the king of sites, Amazon, Virgin Atlantic, Trainline etc etc, then lastly for anything else I have an 11 digit alpha numeric for lower level security stuff.
This is where it startes to get tricky.
So Virgin, to point a finger, won’t let me have the 16 digit password, it says its too long. So for booking flights and train tickets, I have to remember a different password
Qatar Airways to point another finger, also wont accept a 16 digit password but also insist that I include ‘special characters’.
Hotels.com to really get my goat, wont accept a full stop as a special character in an already complex alpha numeric, caps/lower case password.
So that leads to two versions of my super secure password
Now, forgetting a password shouldn’t be such a problem right ? we can answer our memorable questions???
Dream on !
This , I really don’t understand. Why do I have to choose a memorable question from their drop down list of completely irrelevant questions, questions that I have to think hard for a suitable answer, one that I will never remember in the future.
Why can’t I write the question AND the answer? After all, the proof they need is the correct answer to match the question.
Question one – what is my shoe size
Question two – first 4 digits of my phone number
Simple right? questions I would know and remember instead of ‘who was my first teacher’ or ‘the name of my first pet’ or better still ‘the name of your village or town’. That one I especially like. Ask anyone that travels like me the name of their town and you could get a different answer every month.
So Tech Nerds