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Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One

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http://techcrunch.com – New research from Google suggests what we all likely know to be true – your pet’s name followed by a few numbers just isn’t cutting it as a password these days. The company will be publishing a new research paper in the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine this month, but Wired got a sneak peak, and it details a number of alternatives based on requiring physical devices, in combination with some other form of screen unlock to not only simplify the password process but also make it more secure. Some of the possible systems they describe included embedded chips in smartphones, (IT news)