Technical advances make your passwords practically worthless

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 5:24 AM EST

Passwords are supposed to be kept secret, but due to continuing advances in technology, they are becoming weaker every day. The threat has grown to the point where using a password as the sole form of authentication provides you with almost no protection at all. Randy Nash outlines the dangers facing passwords and suggests some additional measures needed to protect even ordinary digital assets.

At InformIT.

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