Apple wants to own the only account you use to sign in to services across the internet. On Monday, the company unveiled Sign In with Apple, a log-in service similar to those offered by Google and Facebook. Unlike those two, Apple says it will protect your privacy by creating new, anonymized email addresses for each service access via Sign In. That’s all well and good, but there’s a bigger concern to be addressed: Is using your Apple account to sign in to apps and services safe in the first place?
You shouldn’t know any of your passwords. But there’s a decent chance you do — many of us fall into a default pattern of memorizing one or two and using them across countless websites and services.
That’s a mistake. If you’re still doing this, or if you know any of your passwords at all, it’s time to change it up. These days, the only secure password is one you can’t possibly remember. Studies have repeatedly shown that password reuse is the most common security blunder people make. …
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