His response was that this opened me up to hacking. Specifically if any website or system where I’d typed in one of those passwords were compromised then all of my accounts were compromised.
He told me that he didn’t know what his passwords were.
Now I was secure
Actually, I was no more secure than before.
About one week later I’d gone through every system I could think of, or had recorded, and changed the password to a randomly generated one, created by 1Password … all except my email.
As I explained to the manager, all my passwords are random strings now, except my email, I type it in so often it needs to be easy.
The manager gently took me aside and pointed out that almost every password reset involves sending a reset link to your email account and once they have access to your email they can access every system you have. He suggested that not only do I get a secure password, but I consider 2 step authentication. Two step authentication sounded like too much work, but I did use a random password for my email.
Now I have 2 step authentication for my email. If companies like Amazon & Apple can compromise your security, then I reasoned I need to take some appropriate security steps myself.
I hope my fanboi friend is happy.