Dump your passwords, improve your security. Really


Fido overhauls the log-in process, combining your phone; face and fingerprint recognition; and new gadgets called hardware security keys. If it delivers on its promise, Fido will make cringeworthy passwords like ‘123456’ relics of a bygone age. – 123rf.com

Passwords are a pain. They’re hard to remember, hackers exploit their weaknesses and fixes often bring their own problems. Dashlane, LastPass, 1Password and other password managers generate strong and unique passwords for every account you have, but the software is complex.

Services from Google, Facebook and Apple allow you to use your passwords for their services at other sites, but you have to give them even more power over your life online.

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