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Google, Apple Aim To Kill Passwords
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User Rank: Ninja
2/17/2016 | 9:27:17 AM
Re: Good

@Whoopty I agree with you there. I believe that the main feature of security should remain password. For security reason you can limit the number of tries a person can make. Greater number of false logins and device should be locked as in most cases of ATM machines. Secondly the feature of biometric is a good one but should remain secondary to password which by far is the strongest mean of protection as yet. What do you say?

User Rank: Ninja
2/10/2016 | 7:46:47 AM
This is an unfortuantely necessary measure. Passwords are only as strong as the person who comes up with them and unfortunately too  many people still don't understand that a single word or a string of obvious numbers in sequence just doesn't cut it. 

I'd like to see more effort given to educate people on security as well though. Simply taking away the thought by making it all about a biometric scan seems like it could lead to worse breaches in the future, as people rely on it a little too much.
User Rank: Ninja
2/9/2016 | 5:17:30 PM
Yahoo in October found only 3% to 4% of its users relied on its on demand password services,
I wonder what's the percentage of Android users that don't use passwords anymore.
In any case, I just got a laptop with a fingerprint sensor. I'm gonna give Windows Hello a try for sure. It seems limited tho, Just fingerprint, iris or facial recognition. How about voice recognition? I think that is something Cortana can handle pretty well.

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