Ah, passwords, the keys to modern living. It seems you can’t go anywhere or do anything these days without a password. You workstation needs a password, your gym needs a password, even your trusty buddy the cell phone may need a password. With so many passwords it’s tempting to make life easy and just have one master key, or password to make life simple. While this may be easy, it’s definitely not secure and you risk putting in danger every access point where you use that “master key.”
It brings to mind the old castle housekeeper with gigantic ring of keys to every room in the castle. What a burdensome load to carry. Wouldn’t a master key be better? Yes it would, but one stolen key and the whole castle is breached.