18 Nov / Password Changes
This morning I changed my password at work. My computer is now secure – even from me. Every time I sit down to get to some real work I instead elicit a series of beeps informing me that I am locked out.
It also informs me that I have no memory, and I’m resistant to change.
My computer is a bit lippy.
And before you suggest it, yes I do only change the last digit in my password each time. If I changed the whole thing I’d have to keep the helpdesk on speed dial.
Even worse is when I sit in front of my computer at home trying to access a user only website, with a repeated error message thwarting my efforts. And I go through the whole rigamarole of resetting my password – waiting for a good twenty minutes for a reset code that never arrives – until I finally twig that I’m using the wrong email address.
But the worst of all is when I receive a message from microsoft, or paypal, or my bank, kindly informing me that even though I can’t remember my password, someone in China can.