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karlsnooks

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Avalon

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I must say, I love the idea of the picture based password. Reminds me very much of the Android Lock.
 

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jimbo45

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Hi all

I have to disagree -- a picture based password based on touch could be compromised really quickly -- especially where do you load the initial pictures from.

At least using current password technology not only can be almost impossible to crack but also requires people to be able to read and write --- I know the general standard of Education in some countries appears to be declining according to most Politicians observations but a password based on somebody who doesn't even have to be able to read or write randomly touching some pictures -- doesn't IMO say much for security.

An intelligent Gorilla could logon too !!!

Cheers
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karlsnooks

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I agree. I can't imagine any IT person seriously recommend such for any thing used by their enterprise.
 

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Avalon

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Well I don't think it is necessarily applicable in the enterprise sense, but certainly for personal users, it's a nice touch. Lots of people are unequipped when it comes to keyboards, and frankly, if this is aimed at tablets (which it seems like it is), picture based passwords will be easier to enter.
 

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jimbo45

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Hi all

I have an innate despicable hatred against most of these 3rd party AV software providers -- they really don't do any better than the FREE MSE offering.

The days that that these sort of companies can exist are surely numbered.

Just install MSE and have done with the rest of all the alternatives.

Note that I'm only considering INDIVIDUAL computers -- not the typical Corporate stuff.

Cheers

jimbo
 

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