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Description: Quietly, a movement is taking shape within the technology industry to finally kill off the traditional password.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Date: April 9, 2014

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For decades, researchers have worked on other means of authenticating users. But it’s only recently that the technology industry has started seriously considering alternatives to the text password. Read the full story.

Questions for discussion:

1. How effective do you think replacing text passwords with fingerprint readers, voice recognition systems or cardiac rhythm monitors will be?

2. What potential problems could arise with the implementation of the alternatives to text passwords?

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