A recent article about Yahoo! killing off passwords in their mail app stirred up a firestorm of comments and complaints. I know from your questions that passwords are a huge problem for many of you, but most of you don’t seem to like the trend away from them.
Nearly every major tech company has stated that passwords are outdated and they want to get rid of them for good. Passwords are easy to forget and also pretty easy for hackers to figure out. Companies have tested out everything from facial recognition to one-use passwords sent by text to replace them and have even talked about password tattoos or pills that would allow you to access accounts with your body.
So, I’m asking you: Is it time to kill off passwords? What should they be replaced with? If you think passwords are here to stay, what should be done about people forgetting or losing them and what’s to stop hackers from cracking them? Let me know your solutions in the comments.