Photos as passwords foil hackers

I can’t believe how simple, yet incredibly useful this is! Instead of using silly passwords, with even sillier password rules that give you headaches, just use this! Choose a familiar picture as the password, have the system pixelate the heck out of it, then pick it out from among a group of pixelated photos every time you want to log on. How cool is that? Also, kudos to Tracy Staedter from Discovery News – just about every time I stumble on a cool article at Discovery News, it’s written by her. 🙂