When it comes to tech trends we're likely to see in 2018, nothing would likely be more welcome than the end of passwords. With companies looking for ever better ways to protect data, it seems clear that "password123" has no indefinite future. (Nor does you pet's name, if that's what you use.)
But just how quickly passwords will be shunted aside, and by what technology – biometrics? two-factor authentication? algorithms? – remains unclear.
That was topic No. 1 for our panel of tech experts – CSO's Michael Nadeau, Infoworld's Serdar Syegulalp, Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis and Macworld's Michael Simon – as they peer into the near-future to discern what's coming in 2018 and what's not.