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Windows 8 Picture Passwords: Smudging Your Finger for Security


Who needs long, archaic passwords full of letters, numbers, and characters when you can just circle a picture of your cat’s head to log into your operating system? Sound silly? Well, it’s a new feature Microsoft is building into Windows 8 to supplement the ordinary text passwords that we’ve all been using on our desktops for countless numbers of years. And whether you’re smearing your finger across the touchscreen of your desktop PC or drawing circles with your trusty mouse cursor, the picture password promises increased speed and security…