Since Wired writer Mat Honan was hacked earlier this year, he's taken a close look at security issues, leading him to question the ubiquitous concept of the password itself. Passwords, Honan explains, have been vulnerable for the thousands of years they've been in use, but the question remains, what can we replace them with? There's a careful balancing act between convenience, privacy, and security. In other words, people have to be able to access their own accounts without an immense amount of trouble, they have to feel like they have privacy when doing so, and the systems still need to remain secure. For an interesting discussion about the future of account security — and how to keep your accounts safe in the meantime — check out the full article at the source link below.