Write Down Your Passwords

Write down your passwords. So says Jesper Johansson, senior program manager for security policy at Microsoft.
Password policies that led to using the same bad password across all systems are are foolish. Johansson said. “If I write them down and then protect the piece of paper–or whatever it is I wrote them down on–there is nothing wrong with that. That allows us to remember more passwords and better passwords.”
I think this is good advice. Passwords that are written down on post-it notes and placed under the mousepad are bad. Passwords that are stored in encrypted databases are good. But it must be real encryption. Not the sketchy kind of password protection found in office documents. Passwords put in a sealed signed envelope and stored in a safe good.