How phishers killed the password (and why that's a good thing)

Wednesday, 27 July 2005, 9:50 AM EST

Passwords just don’t cut it anymore.

The security community has been saying this for years, yet single-factor authentication—user name and password—is still the Internet’s calling card. Whether you’re doing online banking (if you dare; I don’t), fiddling with your movie rental queue or loading up an online shopping cart, a user name and password is all you need. And it’s simply not good enough. The proliferation of phishing has made that much clear.

By Sarah D. Scalet at CIO.

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