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Government Grant Backs Passwordless Smart Homes

  • Nextgov, Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:40 AM

The federal government wants consumers to abandon passwords, even for smart home appliances that collect large amounts of personal data. As part of a new pilot, the National Institute for Standards and Technology awarded a $1.86 million grant to a tech company claiming it can devise a security system that protects individuals' data in the "Internet of Things," but also saves consumers from "password fatigue" (having to manage several increasingly complex codes to access their own systems). 

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