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Facelock: A new password alternative which plays to the strengths of human memory

Forgotten passwords are a serious problem for both IT managers and users.
The root of the problem is a trade-off between memorability and security: simple passwords are easy to remember but easy to crack; complex passwords are hard to crack but hard to remember. A newly proposed alternative based on the psychology of face recognition was announced today. Dubbed ‘Facelock’, it could put an end to forgotten passwords, and protect users from prying eyes.
Decades of psychological research has

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