April 17, 2006
Alternative Methods Needed For Password Security
"Passwords as a security measure do not seem to be working. In Ponemon Institute's newly released Perceptions about Passwords study, most respondents report that in the past two years they have forgotten a password or PIN and had to have it reset by a company. Moreover, a majority of respondents had to have their password or PIN reset at least three times in the past two years. Many respondents reported that they have to recall five or more uniquely defined passwords or PINs on a routine basis."