How to beat the hackers


Passwords are rapidly approaching their use-by date as a viable way of keeping important data safe. Earlier this year, Microsoft boss Bill Gates told a United States computer security conference: "Passwords no longer cut it." His company is preparing alternatives.

Like many similar computer security problems, the issue with passwords is more a matter of human weakness than anything technical. Generally speaking, we are not very good at remembering passwords. Or, more accurately, we can't remember the kind of secure passwords pointy-headed computer security experts would like us to use. How to beat the hackers - Home Office - AtHome - Technology - smh.com.au

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