Part 4 Where Are Passwords Headed?

Passwords are a dying breed. Every company and security firm across the globe know it’s only a matter of time before even the most complicated password is cracked. Because of this, the traditional password must be phased out. The public has already seen bits and pieces of this, such as two-factor authentication (push notifications) and biometric scanning (fingerprints), but here are a few of the ways the traditional password might be replaced in the future:

Embedded Chips

PayPal would like the public to ‘wear’ chips underneath their skin or ‘eat’ sensors that would directly communicate with your heart and wireless antennae.

Handwriting Match

A security firm based in Sweden has developed software that recognizes the way you type, much like the way you write.

Security Tokens

Out of Alabama, a group is working on utilizing Bluetooth or “a short-range, wireless communication channel” to identify you as the proper user. Once identified, you will automatically be logged into your account.

Voice Biometrics

The security firm, Nuance, is working on voiceprint technology. Like a fingerprint, your voice cannot be replicated and may add an extra layer of security to your ‘password.’

Face Recognition

This type of technology is already being used in vehicles by Canberra to detect fatigue while driving and can potentially be used to secure accounts, homes, and applications.

What Should You Remember?

Like mentioned previously, it’s only a matter of time before your password is cracked. But, ‘time’ is also your greatest ally. Secure your most important accounts with a complex password that takes time to crack. If it’s easy to remember and can be found in a dictionary, you’ll be one of the first to go.

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