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Password glut got you down? Hackers scoff at password systems, anyway. Is biometrics the answer?

This story appears in the March 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Back in the 1980s, I think I had one password-my ATM PIN number. OK, maybe I had a gate code number, too. Today, I must have 100 passwords-who knows?

It seems as if a growing number of sites demand user names and passwords-usually with special syntax that keeps me from using the same pair everywhere. Then, I'm supposed to change them all periodically for security's sake.

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