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Chapter 4. Connecting with OS X > Password Connections

Password Connections

A user’s primary password is very important. It not only allows him or her to log on to the computer, but it is also instrumental in using OS X’s Keychain function, which will be covered in the next section.

Unfortunately, as important as passwords are, many people let them fly right out of their brains. To compensate, many users use a password that’s simple for them to remember, like a spouse’s or child’s name. The problem is, anyone who does half a minute of guesswork can crack these passwords.


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