Your Passwords Revealed

Late last year, I wrote an article for the magazine, “The Secret Life of Passwords,” in which I looked at the humanity that often hides in a simple string of characters, and reflected on why we imbue these codes with meaning even when we’re explicitly told not to. A motivational mantra, a swipe at the boss, an ode to a lost love, an inside joke with ourselves, a defining emotional scar — there was something captivating, inspiring even, about these tchotchkes of our inner lives.



By IAN URBINA

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