The computer industryappears determined to kill the password; many solutions have come and gone, andyet the password remains. Why is that?
Current password killersinclude 2-factor key-fobs, second-factor mobile phone apps, biometricfingerprint authentication, voice authentication etc. - each promises extrastrength with another layer of security, but contain weaknesses that means theycannot be used alone – like a password can.
Despite the bad press, the password– if used properly – is extraordinarily powerful, easy to use, easy toimplement and free. Using the latest hashing techniques, it will take centuriesfor the even the fastest computers to decrypt an ordinary 10-character passwordthat is ‘reasonably easy’ to remember.
But there are twofundamental problems with the password:
1) to make it ‘stronger’(such as including special characters) it becomes harder to remember
2) it is ‘static’ (ie itdoes not change) so can be copied by shoulder-surfers, key-loggers, phishersetc.
Unfortunately, rather thansolve these 2 problems, the current password killers have burdened the userwith the responsibility of carrying around a device for each system orregistering their biometric data, risking identity theft.
Shayype is not a passwordkiller; it is the steriod injection that fixes these two problems to make anaugmented password – better, stronger, faster (six million dollar man themetune in the background).