The years change, but the stories remain the same. Passwords are a crappy defense and most of us use poor ones in exchange for ease of use.
Scads of LinkedIn users have had their passwords stolen. Phishing attacks ensued to prey on LinkedIn users. Now eHarmony has had issues. Passwords are regularly swiped from Web mail accounts.
The problem: Passwords may be the most imperfect security measure around. Most users don't want to sacrifice usability for a good password.
Sure, there are encryption techniques, two-factor authentication and other enhanced security measures. The reality is that most of us stick … Read more