Bill Gates wants to get rid of current passwords

Posted on Monday, February 20 2006 @ 10:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week at the RSA Conference, Bill Gates told the audience that passwords don't cut it:
Major announcements from Microsoft, VeriSign, RSA Security and a host of smaller vendors at the conference gave weight to the words of Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, as well as a sense of excitement to the staid market for secure cards and tokens. Microsoft's entry into the secure authentication market could spur adoption of the technology.

All of this means more and better choices for enterprise IT managers looking beyond relying on only user names passwords. However, users could soon end up holding onto a fistful of strong authentication tokens as companies scramble to introduce the technology for their customers.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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