Kill the password

Okay, two Wired articles in a row. Sorry, but they’re super interesting this week. Today we’re pointing you in the direction of Kill the Password. In this one Mat Honan, whose digital life was erased by hackers this summer, talks about passwords and how they can’t keep us safe in a world of interconnected accounts and easy to Google personal information.

“The common weakness in these hacks is the password. It’s an artifact from a time when our computers were not hyper-connected. Today, nothing you do, no precaution you take, no long or random string of characters can stop a truly dedicated and devious individual from cracking your account. The age of the password has come to an end; we just haven’t realized it yet.”

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