I found this article (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49877317) to be somewhat lacking in explanation for how to actually secure passwords. Admittedly, a vast percentage of humans will always choose a weak password as a mechanism of recall when required - and yes, this does significantly weaken the overall objective.
Identity theft is at an all-time high in the UK. The UK’s fraud prevention service CIFAS recorded 190,000 cases in the past year, as our increasingly digitised lives make it easier than ever for fraudsters to get their hands on our personal information.
However, with a password manager, there isn’t a need to actually remember passwords - that’s the overall goal of this technology - to remove that requirement from the user, and allow them to select a strong password that can be recalled (in most cases), and automatically inserted into the web field required. Plus, “decent” password managers will also tell you if that same password you chose has been subjected to a breach (provided it has been reported to https://haveibeenpwned.com).
The password isn’t going anywhere for the short term at least, and should be bolstered with MFA in as many cases as possible. Admittedly, online vendors are clearly reluctant to do this, as they fear it could lead to shopping cart abandonment. Rightly so, but education is the key here. Implementation and adoption aside, with the right reasoning and explanation, I’m sure more people will buy into it.
Interested in thoughts