I forgot to also mention two-factor authentication. The downside of all this is if the phone is lost/damaged then you may not be able to access your passwords.
But of course, none of these celebrities have time for this. Technology has enabled them to do things that were competently handled by manager and agents in the past.
A strong password CAN be easily remembered. How about remembering 10 and 11?
That's 10 and eleven "!" characters.
Length is really the primary consideration and once you get to 10+ characters the repetition isn't necessarily an issue.
But to your point about the cloud, I agree. I truly despise how all the vendors (Google, Apple, Microsoft among others) are driving data to cloud storage. It's so difficult just to save a file to the local device...every other prompt is trying to get you to save to their server farm.
but no one of relevancy is going to throw themselves under the bus to stop a Googler from getting a CTO position during an election cycle that the Republicans hope to win the majority in.
They don't just throw themselves under the bus, they pile up in front of it. It whips the base into a feeding frenzy.
Because while she is quite qualified for the position I can bet that some in Congress will not only have an issue with her gender but also her sexual orientation.
Note that I do not believe this should be an issue at all, but reality is often different from what we would hope.
Note that for American Express and Discover the retail store calls their processing center directly. That's because they handle their approval system and they will frequently speak with the customer to verify security details. But the Amex number for merchants is an entirely different number than the one on the cards themselves, and the retail clerk initiates the call and speaks with the representative.
A simple work around is to alter the phone number on the card to a number you control.
Then the retailer could call the number receive the code from your accomplice and provide a valid false code.
The retailer doesn't call the number on the card, the retailer call's the merchant service center. For example, customer has a Chase Mastercard and when Apple tries to post a transaction the card receives a decline. Apple would never call Chase, but instead calls their provider (which at my store is First Data Merchant Services). Apple's provider in turn electronically contacts Chase and then provides an approval code back to the clerk. The customer (or scammer) never has an opportunity to change the phone number unless they physically get behind the checkout counter and overwrite the numbers that are posted for the retail clerks to use. So it doesn't matter what phone number is on the card, that number is for the customer's use and not for the merchant's use.
"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann