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The Huffington Post | By Betsy Isaacson
Posted: 07/26/2013 5:42 pm EDT
Passwords are our default method of securing digital privacy -- but they aren't very secure.
Criminals can pick up passwords easily, Wired's Matthew Honan writes, outlining how disturbingly simple it is. But it's not just the hackers that want to wipe out your checking account -- even police departments without NSA-style clearance can password crack. And in the wake of revelations about the government's widespread surveillance programs, according to CNET, federal authorities may be pushing for passwords.
It could be time to stop trusting passwords and switch over to another security system. But what could replace the venerable password?
Check out the list below for some authentication alternatives:
At All Things Digital's D11 conference in May, Motorola's Regina Dugan introduced several possible password alternatives -- one wearable.
Dugan displayed a temporary tattoo containing "antennas and sensors" that would transmit a unique signal that could then be picked up as part of a passcode on a digital device.
Like any temporary tattoo, it could be peeled off at any time and would last only up to a week.