November 16, 2004

Replacing Passwords

How many people use the same password for everything? "A major problem for identity systems is the weakness of passwords," Bill Gates, CEO and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft said. "Unfortunately, with the type of critical information (protected by) these systems, we aren't going to be able to rely on passwords. Moving to biometric and smart cards is a wave that is coming, and we see our leading customers doing this."

Read more about smart cards at Cnet!


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