Windows 8 Picture Password Sign In

Windows 8 will be implementing a Picture Password

If you know anything about security, this only smells like trouble. The user selects a personal picture. After a personal picture is selected the user must implement a series of gestures. These gestures are tap, line, and circle.

In my opinion, this is a horrible idea that Microsoft’s Engineers came up with. I sense this will only cause chaos for the user, and a headache for Network Administrators.

A large part of workplace user calls are because they have locked themselves out.

What do you think? Good Idea from Microsoft’s Engineers, or a headache in waiting?

The initial Beta release of Window’s 8 is set for February. The launch is expected late of 2012.