from the why-remember-passwords-when-you-have-fingers dept.
jfmiller asks: "I'm an intern at an anonymous government agency (not the TLA kind). I have been tasked with simplifying and increasing password security. At present each of our users must log into Novell (and winnt) then Lotus Notes, telnet into a both a local and a statewide mainframe and then log into the individual subunits of each of those systems. In all they have to remember something like 7 passwords. What technology is available to simplify this situation? What experience have people had? I'm especially interested in Biometrics. Remember: the sky's the limit, after all, it's your tax dollars at work."
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when
you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson