Let’s Replace Passwords by Hardware Dongles

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Passwords are not only a pain in the butt, but they don’t work very well to keep the bad guys from accessing your private data. As witness all the recent blackmailing of individuals to prevent their data from being destroyed and the millions of dollars being stolen from banks, stronger measures are needed. Better passwords, e.g., ones based on the suggestions of a columnist in the Bay Area, may prevent some of this theft. But we continue to campaign for the development of hardware dongles that are far more secure, and continue to wonder why more progress is not being made on them.