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Old 16th January 2012
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Default Experts: We're stuck with passwords – and maybe they're best

From http://www.channelregister.co.uk/201..._of_passwords/

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Late last year IBM reckoned biometrics would finally replace the password within the next five years. The prediction was part of a series that also speculated that the digital divide would cease to exist and that mind-reading technology would become a possibility. But, at least on the subject of passwords, new research from Microsoft's Cormac Herley and computer science professor Paul van Oorschot explains why, despite the tech industry's best attempts, this is not the case.

Herley and Van Oorschot say that because a succession of rival technologies going back over 20 years have failed to fulfil their potential – even password tech has not really improved during this time – memorising secret strings of characters is here to stay.
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