The Heartbleed vulnerability, whose scope may safely be described as epic, should come as reminder to all of us to adopt better password handling and usage. It is well worth reading these password-related essays by two of the better-known cybersecurity experts: Bruce Schneier and Brian Krebs. Personally, I use KeePass2 and the KeeFox plug-in for FireFox, so I can have 20-digit long passwords from a 94-character space and not have to remember any of them. It would be prudent for everyone to change their passwords, at least the important ones (financial, e-mail, etc.), and seriously consider some kind of password manager so that we don’t have to remember the zillion-odd passwords we need. ∞
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