Users suffering password overload

From IT World Canada:

The average corporate IT user is being asked to remember an increasing number of passwords and is resorting to insecure ways to remember them, thus opening the IT infrastructure to risk and placing a heavy burden on help desks, according to a recent survey.

Conducted for Bedford, Mass.-based authentication and encryption company RSA Security by research group Current Analysis, the survey of 1,700 enterprise technology end users in the U.S. showed 30 per cent of users are required to remember six to 12 passwords at work, and 23 per cent need to remember 15 or more. And to remember them, 25 per cent store a master list on their computer, 22 per cent on a PDA or handheld, and 15 per cent keep a paper list by their desk.

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