YubiKey Neo: Google wants you to use physical keys to access Gmail et al

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  • Posted: December 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

The world is moving away from physical (hard) lock and key security systems to virtual (soft) password/biometric oriented authentication mechanisms. The problem with the former is that criminals have come up with break in tools ranging from cutting out the locks to compiling master keys. The latter has problems ranging from people choosing passwords e.g. 123456 and password that criminals do not take two seconds to second guess to deploying a number of hacking schemes to break into the secured systems. Forbes writes,

…security researcher Jeremi Gosney took a look at the stolen data and found that the most popular user password was “123456?, with “password” not far behind. It’s a given in the security industry that when consumers have a choice between safety and convenience, the latter usually wins.

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