Information Week: DSU researcher finds way to crack Windows 8’s new password option

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Research from Delaware State University and Arizona State University indicates a new-fangled way of  computer security from Microsoft may  a good target for hackers.

Information Week reported the paper from researchers at the two universities indicated that the “gesture-based passwords” in Windows 8 can be compromised fairly easily.

The method has users tracing a pattern on a familiar photograph, rather than typing a password.

According to the story ,  Hongxin Hu from Delaware State and the ASU researchers found a way  to crack the gesture passwords. They also see  potential for hackers to do damage, with automated programs that do not have any information about the user of the passwords.

Click on the link below for the story from Information Week

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