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[ NNSquad ] DARPA wants to do away with passwords

DARPA wants to do away with passwords

http://j.mp/sirhQz  (Network World)

    "Active Authentication program to tie identity to level of access
     within system. You're the key to your system.  Want to make machine
     aware of its operator and are working towards systems managing
     authentication invisibly in the background," said DARPA program
     manager Richard Guidorizzi at the agency's Colloquium on Future
     Directions in Cyber Security meeting this week.  Such new systems
     might look at the unique words a user types or examine length of
     sentences and use of punctuation to determine user authenticity.

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This concept keeps coming up.  But there are really good reasons why
passwords remain so popular, despite their shortcomings.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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