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Password Safety Problem

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PasswordsPasswords are convenient. They are probably the oldest form of authentication. People have invented some useful replacements for passwords, such as fingerprint and retina authentication, tokens and one-time PINs, and sometimes such implementations are really warranted. But in most other cases – for online banking, say – it is in my opinion that using old good passwords is the best choice. Some may argue that authentication by password only is not very safe, but in reality there’s very little advantage of token or one-time PIN authentication over passwords when it comes to Internet services…

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