Aaron Anderson, in a comment in this Wired article.
Cincinnatus - what a fitting pseudonym. A Roman statesman who left his farm to serve as a temporary dictator of Rome and when finished had the strength of character to relinquish his power and return to his farm. His actions inspired the formation of the “Society of the Cincinnati” after the Revolutionary War, an organization of military officers headed by George Washington himself.
Troy Hunt, in a piece which includes advice for sysadmins, developers and people running online services:
There’s a whole range of things that need to fall into place for an attack to have been successful (see the final section of this blog) but nonetheless, it’s going to leave a lot of companies in a very tricky position when they know that both the potential for exploit and the knowledge of how to do it were both out there.
We need to use different passwords on different websites to be secure online. Remembering all of these is a problem.
The following are some potential solutions.
Free, open source software:
KeePassX- Graphical user interface. For non-geeks. pass - Command line interface. For geeks. Paid software:
1Password. For non-geeks. Paper:
Write a hint about the password (not the complete password) somewhere safe and use it to remember the password in case you forget it.