When we talk about choosing the right password, some standard rules apply — it should be at least 8 characters in length, should include both letters and numbers, and the letters should be both lower and upper case (there are other rules, but these are the basics). The problem is, how do you remember such an awkward-looking string of characters? PC World wants to help, in How To Remember Strong Passwords.

But that may not be necessary, according to Bill Gates. He is predicting the death of the traditional password because cannot meet the challenge of keeping information secure. Goodbye passwords, hello ID cards?