The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is recommending the elimination of password usage in favor of biometrical recognition, reports Government Computer News.
DARPA said on its Active Authentication site that complex passwords are too cumbersome to create, remember and manage, nor do active sessions have the capability to recognize whether the current user is the one who was originally authenticated.
Rather than rely on one-time, two-factor authentication, DARPA believes that it should implement a system for continual user verification based on behavioral traits such as individual typing style.
To that end, DARPA solicited responses for its Active Authentication program, which were due at the beginning of March. This program will start with a research phase, followed by work that will combine biometrics and new authentication methods to be used on Department of Defense desktop and laptop computers.
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