If you’re a person who is tired of having to remember password after password, there may be good news on the horizon for you. Anymore, it seems as if there is a password (or multiple passwords) for everything. After a while, all of those different passwords can get ridiculously hard to remember and you find yourself scratching your head wondering just what letters and numbers comprise your password. After you have to reset your password for the umpteenth time, you swear to yourself that you’re going to come up with a much easier password to remember.
Well, if Google has anything to say about it, in the future, passwords are going to be a thing of the distant past. After all, passwords aren’t bulletproof. A good hacker can get through just about any password if they really want to. In fact, Google hires a team of people to hack into their programs just so they can teach them how to make them more secure down the road. What they’ve discovered is that we need to figure out an easier and more secure way to access information.
Just How Will We Unlock Computers In The Future?
Parisa Tabriz, also known as “Google’s Security Princess”, was initially hired by Google to hack into their software. She was highly successful at her job and now tries to help them figure out how to make their programs more difficult to compromise. Speaking to the BBC recently, she spoke of the day when passwords will be obsolete. Just what will replace them? If Tabriz is correct, passwords will ultimately be replaced by wearable devices such as badges and jewelry, such as watches and rings.
Now you’ll have to forgive me as I’m no computer security expert, but it seems to me that this would be even less secure than using traditional passwords. All someone has to do is borrow someone’s jewelry to get into their computer. But hey, what do I know?
How about you? Can you see the day when our passwords will give way to passwatches and passrings?
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