https://aitechtrend.com/quantum-computing-and-password-authentication/

My latest article titled ‘Quantum Computing and Password Authentication’ was published by NY-based aiTech Trend. https://aitechtrend.com/ Below is the gist.

-Quantum computing, however powerful, cannot place our volition and memory under its control. Conversely our volition and memory could help force quantum computing to work just for benefitting people.


I got interested in this article -on the password problem “Tech Q&A” https://www.unionleader.com/nh/lifestyles/tech-q-a-safeguarding-against-password-hackers/article_16d3629e-b5ba-550b-b2ac-6070403f61a4.html

Their answer is “The best defense against brute force and dictionary attacks is to use a password that is a long combination of letters, numbers and symbols that would be meaningless to anyone but you. …


I take up this new report today — “Researchers Defeated Advanced Facial Recognition Tech Using Makeup” https://www.vice.com/en/article/k78v9m/researchers-defeated-advanced-facial-recognition-tech-using-makeup

The report says “The experiment saw 100 percent success in the digital experiments on both the FaceNet model and the LResNet model, according to the paper. In the physical experiments, the participants were…


“Expanded Password System is no bad, but we do not need it. We can rely on password managers that are protected by a single strong password. Password predicament is already sort out by password managers”. This is what we often hear here and there.

Then, what if we come up…


Today’s topic is “Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover protocol found leaking hundreds of thousands of credentials” https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/22/microsoft_exchange_autodiscover_protocol_found/

It appears to be next to impossible for any talented servicers to locate all the critical vulnerabilities before someone else, bad guys in many cases, locate them. …


Our password headache may well be the consequence of these dual causes — ‘Use of Impracticable Password’ and ‘Non-Use of Practicable Password’

Everyone grumbles at the former, while few are well awake to the latter.

For more about the latter, you could refer to this post –https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_mnemonic-identity-solutions-activity-6815444973333434368-prkp">“Torturous login is history”


Bad guys, who have a quantum computer at hand, would still have to break the part of user authentication that is not dependent on the public-key scheme, prior to accessing the target data, in the normal environment where secret credentials play a big role; quite a few cryptography-obsessed security people…


Taken up today is this TechRepublic report on voiceprint as a new password — https://www.techrepublic.com/article/your-voiceprint-could-be-your-new-password-as-companies-look-to-increase-security-for-remote-workers/

Instead of “Your voiceprint could be your new password as companies look to increase security for remote workers”, I would have mentioned as follows.

“Your voiceprint could be your second password as the second entrance…


Biometrics is ‘probabilistic’ by nature since it measures unpredictably variable body features of living animals in ever changing environments.

– FAR and FRR are not the variables that are independent from each other, but are dependent on each other

– the lower a FAR is, the higher the corresponding FRR…


We today take up this report “NSA: We ‘don’t know when or even if’ a quantum computer will ever be able to break today’s public-key encryption” https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/01/nsa_quantum_computing_faq/

Conclusion of this report: “In a world where users will divulge their passwords in return for chocolate or in response to an enticing…

Hitoshi Kokumai

Advocate of ‘Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory’, Inventor of Expanded Password System and Founder of Mnemonic Identity Solutions Limited in UK.

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