If it feels like there have been a lot of password hacks this year, it's because there have been more than usual, and Ars Technica's Dan Goodin explains why that is.
The password no longer suffices as a mean of protection for computer using humanity, so Wired's Mat Honan suggests we kill it. But what exactly will we replace it with?
Following reports that hackers got 453,000 Yahoo passwords, Rebecca Greenfield noted that "dumb" passwords are sometimes smarter than overly complicated ones. Our commenters had a few thoughts of their own about safeguarding your online presence.
If we've learned one thing from this Yahoo hack, it's that even after countless blogger and security expert pleas for smarter choices, people continue to create amazingly obvious passwords, leading us to wonder if they might be doing it on purpose. And if so, bravo!
After two big password hacks on two major Internet sites, it looks like the whole password security system has become obsolete.
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