Most of us use the same password for multiple logins. And that means most of us are idiots! Last year, more than 1.5 million passwords were hacked from LinkedIn and eHarmony. Before that, 400,000 were stolen from Yahoo. And those are just a couple of examples of mass password hijacking — people have their accounts hacked every day. So if one of those outlets was compromised and that same info unlocks things like your bank account, PayPal, etc. it leaves you vulnerable.
That said, remembering a new password for every
porn site you use is a daunting task.
“Most people have logged in to 100 or so websites in the time they’ve been on the internet,” says Chester Wisniewksy, senior security advisor at the Sophos computer security company. “How many of those could you possibly remember? It’s just too hard.”
While the password isn’t going anywhere in the short-term, it’s those types of massive security compromises that have made finding a new and improved system of data security more pressing. Computer engineers aim to make things simpler, using everything from your fingers to your brain waves to your thoughts. Which, now that we think about it, is a little creepy …
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