Linked by Adam S on Fri 5th Jun 2015 15:26 UTC
Android In June of last year, I finally decided to commit to an Android device. I had carried every flagship iPhone up through that point from the original iPhone to the 5S. To the world around me, I heaped the praise into a life transforming device, but in my tech circles, and on my blog, I frequently posted about my frustration, mostly with shackles and intentional limitations imposed. So last year, why I decided to make the jump to Android. I outlined 10 reasons why I was finally ready to make the jump to Android’s 4.4 release, KitKat. A year has passed. It's time to revisit my original assertions and complaints with some follow up and see where I stand one year later.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Passwords stored in head are not better than physical traits, in the event of a kidnapping.

http://xkcd.com/538/

Security is difficult as it involves both technology and people, and can't readily be assessed in a comment on a web page.

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Wootery Member since:
2013-11-22

Passwords stored in head are not better than physical traits, in the event of a kidnapping.


I agree it does you little good in a kidnapping, but memorised passphrases have the advantage that I have much more control over them. I leave fingerprints everywhere, but I'm not constantly reciting my passphrases for all to hear.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Biometrics are very democratic in that they offer the same level of security to any human user regardless of any special skill they have.

Passwords are dependent on the user to derive good ones, and to keep them safe. There is a good deal of human error here.

If you wanted a system that provided a greatest common denominator of security, you'd probably pick Biometrics.

If you wanted a system with the highest possible theoretical security, you'd devise a multi factor auth system that relied on more than just a password.

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