Strange love for passwords

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Frank Hayes is right, sort of. Passwords are a hassle. They're an expensive authenticator prone to loss or disclosure, perhaps not the most effective way to ensure confidentiality of data or to limit access, and their effectiveness diminishes with age. Some other options such as SecureID tokens are architecturally clumsy and even more expensive to maintain, and effective biometrics are still single-purpose affairs intended to open data center doors or access local laptop data. There's got to be a better way, and I think I know what direction the path leads.

At Computerworld.

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