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

Wednesday, 27 July 2005, 9:50 AM EST

Passwords just donít cut it anymore.

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

By Sarah D. Scalet at CIO.

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