Yesterday was Password Day and I began thinking about passwords...the bane of our existence...right!
By now it has been drummed into our heads not to use the same ones, to have different characters, and to change them if we think there was a breach.
That worked when we had only a few sites that required them, but now...everything needs a password!
Larry cringes when I make him change a password and were it up to him, he’d use the same one on every site.
Robert Siciliano suggests two-factor authentication, which I do use. It’s actually pretty easy...a code is sent to your phone and you enter it.
There are some who use a password-generator, like Dashlane.
Recently I read a few articles that suggested that passwords may be on the way out. Now we have facial recognition or thumbprints.
My iPhone has facial recognition but if I am wearing a mask, I have to enter my phone’s password. An update to Apple’s software, however, made it possible to unlock my phone while wearing a mask via my Apple watch. My watch, however, is an older generation so this feature will not work.
And what if I were to get a facelift or some other kind of face enhancement? Will I have to train my phone to recognize the new me?