writes: "No longer do you need to remember passwords. Now, thanks to graduate students at Berkeley you merely need to pick out the right pieces of abstract art. There is a story on it at the New York Times. However, there is a problem with it that I see: 5 images from a set of 25 means 53,130 potential combinations. This would be much easier to crack by brute force than a standard alphanumeric password with its billions of possibilities and millions of likely choices."
Maybe you have to get the sequence of images correct? If so there are some six million combinations, still weaker than a optimum
password but probably stronger than the passwords most people choose (usually their significant other's name). There's another article on passwords
in that same NYT edition.