Posts Tagged ‘password-free’

Could Chrome OS go Password-Free by February 2014?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

This is definitely an interesting idea, but it sounds like there are quite a few details that need to be worked out first …

Passwords have become both necessary and evil on the internet. We need them to protect our accounts, but many users pay less attention to them than they should — witness the recent Adobe hack. The software company leaked out the data of 153 million users, with email and password hints in plain text and passwords encrypted poorly. A hint about security — “123456” is not a secure password, though it was number one on the Adobe most-used list. Hints like “try ‘password'” were also found.