nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Have passwords become useless?

Matt Honan (a tech writer whose online presence was comprehensively hacked) claims that passwords aren't sufficient protection any more, though there are some precautions that help. I figured out some of them on my own, not that I'm telling you what I'm doing.

Anyway, what he says sounds fairly plausible, though I can't judge in detail.

What I read of the comments were remarkably useless (a fair number blamed him for still caring about having his accounts hacked)-- in fact, the comments were so much worse than I expect from Wired that I'm wondering if it's an anxiety reaction.

Any thoughts about the present and future of passwords? Please keep in mind that everyone can't be smarter than average.

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