When passwords were first invented it was not to keep hackers out, but rather to limit the time people had on a shared mainframe setup. When the first password was stolen it wasn’t for money or sabotage, but rather to get more time on the computer. Passwords were never created to be impenetrable, but now we try to force them to be. And the worst part is that hackers know how to exploit us and that we will more than likely use the same password multiple times on different accounts. 91% of people know they aren’t supposed to reuse passwords, but 66% do so anyway.
Learn more about the history and future of passwords below!