Have you used the same password more than once at your workplace? If you answered yes, then you are definitely not alone and should continue reading.
In a recent security breach at Dropbox as reported by Richard Adhikari of TechNewsWorld, hackers found their way into Dropbox by trying stolen passwords from other sites on Dropbox and were successful in compromising many accounts including that of an employee. Dropbox says “reused passwords are to blame for a wave of spam that's hitting subscribers to the service.” The company’s response to the security breach was to introduce two-factor password authentication.
Is Password Management the solution?
The reality is this issue cannot be solved through password management alone. The problem is not Dropbox, the problem is that a policy of password-only security is outdated. You can change passwords frequently, you can use software that will intelligently look at suspicious behavior, etc., but the only way to confirm a person’s identity is to add biometric facial recognition. For example, in the EU they’re not using their passport they are looking at the camera and the camera authorizes their entry.
A camera for facial recognition plus passwords will solve 99% of the problems. Cameras are very prevalent on today’s desktop PCs and laptops so it is fairly easy to do. Today’s facial recognition technology is very advanced so even less sophisticated software would be enough. It’s a small database storage investment for an excellent solution.