Imagine what it would be like in a safe and secure Internet world without passwords. Think about all the passwords out there:
- Credit card(s)
- Email account(s)
- Social networking site(s)
- Shopping sites (Amazon, Overstock, Best Buy, etc.)
- Gaming sites
And the list goes on and on. How many times do you repeat your passwords, or have a common variation? Of course, you know that’s not a good idea, because once somebody gets a hold of one they can figure out the rest, but there are so many. It’s just easier.
Plus, if you’ve ever forgotten a password, especially for a federal government site like a student loan hub, it can be a difficult problem to fix. Why risk the trouble?