A Fox News Story came out today saying that one in three individuals writes down their passwords. At first glance, this shows responsibility, and carefulness.
But, a closer analysis will reveal something completely different. Though people have good intentions, writing down passwords is a very bad idea. If you write down your password, someone can view it.
It may not even be in your office, or wherever you keep it. It could be that you accidentally throw your password away. After going out to the trash, it is basically fair game for everyone.
There are individuals who “dumpster dive” for such things. They know that most “secret” documents end up getting thrown away without a care in the world.
So, do yourself a favor, memorize your passwords. And change them every once in a while as well!