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In a week where Centrify signed as ITPalooza Keynote sponsor, I thought it would be interesting to take a looks at personal security on the web.

If like me, you deal with hundreds of websites every week, you’ll sure be familiar with the “Lost password” routine. That’s where you can’t remember the password (or user name) for one of the many accounts your are managing.

When this happens, you’ll need to enter the email address associated with the account and wait patiently for a password reset link to be emailed to your account.

There are tools on the market to make managing multiple accounts somewhat easier, for example, your browser can remember them, but this is only useful if you don’t change machines.

A better solution is to use a password manager, this will allow you to store your user names and passwords in the cloud and give you access via any device. All you need to do is remember the master password.

Roll on Web 3.0

But what about simpler, more convenient solutions?

My laptop and smart phone both have cameras, why not make facial recognition the default access method for website accounts?

Speaking of smart phone, I’m never without mine – why not use proximity recognition? It’s my phone. I’ve signed into whatever app manages my access and NFC can manage the rest.