Passwords aren't dead, though maybe yours should be
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security It's 2012. The password is dead. Long live the password. Perhaps the division in the IT world is not quite that stark, but there is indeed division. Some think it is past time to retire passwords, for what they say is the obvious reason: They don't protect users, since they are so easily hacked. All the talk about making passwords more secure is ignoring the elephant in the room  they simply cannot be made secure. Besides, there are other, better, authentication options, like biometrics, since nobody has your fingerprints, eyes and DNA.

But others say not so fast that biometrics are not duplicate proof, and that passwords would still be fairly effective if users didn't make them so easy to hack and if password authentication systems were improved.

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