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Posted May 29, 2010 22:18 UTC (Sat) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
you have password safe applications, you have browser plugins that let you type one password and they hash it with the site name to create a unique password for that site, etc
if you are really paranoid, you could create a USB dongle that looked like a keyboard to the computer and stored your passwords, 'typing' them when you hit the right button on the USB device.
and everything above is only needed if you are dealing with systems that have to use a userid/password for authentication, technology has existed for decades that allows you to do challenge/response or one-time-passwords instead of a reusable password.
just because technology exists to solve a problem doesn't mean that people will use it, but this is an easy problem to address with technology, and it's actually solved better with technology than with any other method
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