In many ways passwords will be around for quite awhile despite advances in technology, so be sure to manage yours well and do not take them lightly. If you have more than a few, invest in a secure method of managing them. Even when you use a "fingerprint" sensor on a computer to log in, you will have conventional log in credentials and should still manage them appropriately and keep good records.

But - needless to say - swiping your finger or using other biometric methods (as they're called) is quite a bit more convenient and, generally, more secure. The main point here is to give you some hope <grin> that things should get easier and also more secure in that major browsers are all looking towards implementing biometric authentication methods that independent of the OS (Windows, IOS, Linux etc).

This has the potential to make authentication for online processes much easier for everyone while helping to offer better security. It will mean that using those complex, long and sometimes awkward passwords will no longer be a challenge! (although even now that can be made tremendously easier with a management app - preferably offline). Remember to always vary your passwords for all services. This is significant to help protect you when a vendor breach does occur. And if by chance you are already using any biometric devices, do not use "simple" passwords just because your credentials cannot be seen by others.

Also - in the meantime - know that not all browsers treat those passwords you save in a secure manner and do not use browsers as a primary method for managing your passwords. Especially not for sensitive sites such as banking, investments, government sites etc.

Here's a little more detail on the potential for biometric browsers...

Biometric Browsers!

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