Buh-Bye Passwords

Tony reports that Microsoft plans to wean itself from passwords and move to smart cards, both for their own benefit and to help nudge along the increasing interest in biometrics and smart cards.

That would certainly help with the problem of people using spouses, pets and kids as their easily guessed passwords. On the other hand, it’ll be just like having to remember your discount card to go to the local supermarket or pharmacy, only worse. Leave one home and you can’t get the sale prices. Leave the other home and, oops, you can’t work. Heh.