Could Clicking On Familiar Faces Eventually Replace Passwords?

Passwords and PINs are notoriously difficult to remember. But it just so happens that we're exceptionally good at remembering distinct faces — a psychological quirk that security experts now say could be the next big thing in authentication. » 6/24/14 8:40am 6/24/14 8:40am

This obsessive robot can crack your phone's PIN in less than 24 hours

Admittedly, this isn't the most elegant security threat we've ever seen, but it works. Meet R2B2, a 3D printed robot that punches PIN combination after PIN combination until it gets it right. » 7/24/13 6:25am 7/24/13 6:25am

It's Time to Abandon Passwords

For months, there's been a steady trickle of sites getting hacked, followed by their usernames and passwords being passed around publicly on the Web. It's a real and growing problem that's just going to get worse. » 6/17/11 5:05am 6/17/11 5:05am