Microsoft Working On Image Passwords

from the how-good-is-your-memory? dept

Here’s an article about how folks at Microsoft Research are working on password systems that use images instead of text. This isn’t all that new, but it’s the first time I’ve heard of Microsoft playing around with the technology. Of course, I’m really not sure how much more useful such a system is. I realize that it’s probably more secure, and much tougher to crack. However, it also sounds like it would be more difficult to remember. People who like these image password systems say that images are easier to remember. That may be true, but having to remember a set of images, where to click within each image, and in which order to click sounds a lot more complex than remembering a password… I would think such a system would cause a lot more lost or forgotten paswords to occur – which can be costly.

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