New password technologies are making it easier to identify yourself and harder to have your password stolen. Dr. Caine believes that new password technology will completely take over the current method of entering a password on a keyboard. Aspects such as physical proximity or biometrics may become factors in the login process, something that will help definitively verify the user through fingerprint or eye-pattern matching detection. Another trend that Dr. Caine discusses is the graphical password, which can be used on mobile phones by detecting four of the nine points on the screen in the correct order. Implications for this show increased security, and many new techniques are in the process of being developed.
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