By Taylor Latray Posted April 16, 2014
Sharing passwords is similar to sharing secrets. Only those individuals you trust with your password or secret will you tell. However, when do you draw the line between what passwords you should and shouldn’t share?
Passwords can be added to nearly every aspect of human life. Cars, phones, houses, bank accounts, e-mails, and lockers, all have passwords. Most individuals also develop passwords with a particular word or number that has stuck with them for numerous years, such as their birthdate. Not only do they use a password with such a long history, but they also tend to use the same password for various accounts, or the codes are very similar.
So if an individual was to casually ask you to type in the password to their Twitter account, there is a higher risk of having other accounts being able to be accessed by that same individual. So which is worse sharing a secret or a password? The answer is a password. Passwords are not vital or tempting to share, yet we share them so often. Before we casually ask another person to log us onto something and share our private information we need to be sure we can fully trust them and consider all negative consequences.
When a secret is shared it usually affects the emotional status or reputation of an individual. Although that can have a very negative impact, a passcode can drain you and everything you possess, you can lose your car, your personal belongings, your private information, and possibly even your job if other individuals have your login codes.
Passwords are the ultimate secrets. They deserve to remain secret. If you’re smart you’ll change your passwords and keep them to yourself before it’s too late.