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The End Of Passwords?
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mytrainstatus
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mytrainstatus,
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12/16/2015 | 3:09:43 AM
Website Passwords
Its not that easy to get rid of the existing password system especially on websites. Many small business people can't implement fingerpirnt, facial regonisiton techinques as it costs good amount of money. Definately the password system is going to be there for a long time.
JimP330
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JimP330,
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12/16/2015 | 10:10:35 PM
Passwords should not disappear.
However nicely designed and implemented, physical tokens, cards and phones are easily left behind, lost, stolen and abused. Then the remembered password would be the last resort.

And, in a world where we live without remembered passwords, say, where our identity is established without our volitional participation, we would be able to have a safe sleep only when we are alone in a firmly locked room. It would be a Utopia for criminals but a Dystopia for most of us. 

Incidentally, biometrics are dependent on passwords in the cyber space.  So are multi-factor authentications and ID federations like password-managers and single-sign-on services.  Passwords will stay with us for long.

It is too obvious, anyway, that the conventional alphanumeric password alone can no longer suffice and we urgently need a successor to it, which should be found from among the broader family of the passwords (= what we know and nobody else knows).
DarwinC123
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DarwinC123,
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12/17/2015 | 5:20:11 PM
survey is suspicious
The linked survey article did not give reference on why "91% of cybersecurity professionals agree that the traditional password will not exist in ten years.".  

Perhaps, we can expect that majority of the computers to have embedded finger print or facial recognition within 10 years, but, 91% of cybersecurity professionals are not an idiot.  We will have a family member or have a coworker that will need a password for authentication.

 
macker490
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macker490,
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12/21/2015 | 7:21:32 AM
Re: survey is suspicious
journalists are trained to "guide" their "subjects",-- and their "news" reports are often just efforts to make people believe they need to recognize the latest trend and "get with it" or get left behind in the dust bin


remember always: all change is not progress.   there can be -- and often is -- a change for the worse.

 

"biometric id" is a horrible idea: (1) once your ID is compromised -- you cannot change it, and (2) it destroys your anonymity -- which is needed in many cases

there are of course those who want to wipe anonymity out of existance . it seems possible those are those actually pushing this biometric crap.

the right answer is simply implementing proper password administration procedures .

 


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