How much of a security boost will Windows 8's gesture based "password" provide?
delia25 2 years ago
The idea of using finger movements to log to tablet PCs seems interesting, even as it makes me think of something I would see on an old episode of Star Trek. The way it works, as I understand it, is that users choose a photo and then make a series of finger movements like circles and lines on the appropriate place of the photo in a set sequence instead of picking a password. In light of how common the use of "password" is as a password, I can't help but think this will be an improvement to some users. Do you think that it will be a benefit to those of us that use more secure passwords, or is this gesture based login of primary benefit to those with extremely weak passwords? I mean, sure, my "1234asdf" password is awesome, but.....
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