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In search of a post-password world

Google wants to ditch the password – sounds lovely (Singularity Hub)

Memorizing numerous passwords is inconvenient. This is known. To counteract said inconvenience, many people use memorable (read: hackable) passwords on multiple sites. Which is a shame because security experts advise that, at a minimum, we use different, random, alpha-numeric strings for every website and switch them out every few months. Kind of the opposite of convenient. And even this method provides but a fig leaf of security.

Google isn’t suggesting biometrics, at least not yet, but the article does cover biometrics as a possible solution.

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