Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Just completed my mandatory annual data security training. From the module on passwords:
A password will not include anything that is meaningful to the user, such as a name (either real or fictional), a date (such as family birthdays and anniversaries), telephone numbers, postal codes, car registration numbers and so on. But DO NOT write down your password or use the “remember password” feature in any Web browser.
So . . . a password can’t anything to me, but I must remember for 30 days until I change it to a new meaningless phrase that I also can remember, but which does not repeat any password I’ve used in the past.
Holy crypto, Batman. Did I get transferred to the NSA without realizing it?
Who knows a government operation better than a government IT department?
It’s a rhetorical question.