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Windows 8: Log on with taps, circles, and lines

Joseph Fieber | Dec. 20, 2011
Will this feature have your business tapping and drawing its way to more secure devices?

Useful to Business?

Picture Password is not a replacement for the traditional text-based password. In fact, you'll need to enter your password before creating a Picture Password, or if that password is attempted five times incorrectly. Nor will it protect you from someone looking over your shoulder while you log in.

So, will this be useful for Windows 8? On mobile touchscreen devices, its combination of a personalized picture and a higher level of security should make it a desirable and possibly mandatory feature. But, with most business desktops and laptops not having touchscreens, it's far less likely to be used in the office, where standard passwords will still rule.


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