Hackers Kill Off Passwords
Daily Star|September 18, 2021
Move means we don’t have to remember every account’s ID
Aaron Tinney

COMPUTER passwords are being killed off as they are difficult to remember and too easy for hackers to guess.

Microsoft is this month replacing typed log-ins with fingerprint, facial identification and authenticator apps in the battle against almost 600 hacking attacks a second around the world.

Its security vice-president Vasu Jakkal said: “Passwords are incredibly inconvenient to create, remember and manage across all the accounts in our lives.

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