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Submitted by Gunkerty Jeb
Gunkerty Jeb (1950964) writes "Good passwords are hard to remember while passwords that are easily remembered are often just as easily guessed. Therein lies the reason passwords are such a security headache. The race to replace passwords is ever-present in the security industry, and the newest entrant is the smart-watch.

“If the [iWatch] would do nothing but free me from having to enter pass codes, I would buy it even if it couldn’t tell the right time!” says Bruce Tognazzini, usability engineer and human-computer interaction expert.

Tognazzini is perhaps best known for designing Apple’s very first human interface. Yesterday he published an article on his personal blog exploring the possible applications of Apple’s rumored iWatch. The most interesting application, at least in the context of security, is the idea that the iWatch (or any smart-watch for that matter) could somehow replace the password."

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