No, it’s not ours.
And while I can see a need for password recovery, I admit I’m having a hard time seeing the line between recovering a password of your own and hacking someone else’s.
If you’re using the same password on a lot of sites, you’re asking for trouble.
If you’re using weak passwords, you’re asking for trouble.
I get so frustrated when people tell me they keep their passwords in Excel. Or Notepad. Or TextEdit or iWork. Or “I just let my browsers keep them”, or “I use the same password everywhere”.
Let your browser keep your Twitter password, by all means. Use Notepad for the passwords you have to create just to comment on some site. But don’t be that careless with the passwords to your bank accounts, IRA accounts and credit cards.
It’s your money. I can’t make it any clearer than that. If someone gets your passwords, they can get at all your money online. And except for what’s in your pocket, purse, underwear drawer, and the floor of your car, all your money’s accessible online.
Be careful of your passwords. Get and use
a password manager – a good one, with strong encryption. And then use strong passwords, use different passwords for each site, and change them regularly.
Don’t let the bad guys go off with what’s yours.