Strange, but true.
And, it’s from Microsoft, so you know it has to be good! Hey!! Stop laughing!
Seriously, though, this article on Microsoft Research has some interesting things to say about security and passwords. Now, how long before someone implements this. Or, something like it, since no doubt Microsoft already has the patent on it. Still, as a Psychology Minor, it has a certain appeal to me. Visual memory, that is a memory of an actual picture, is clearer than memory of an abstract, like, say a random string of characters. I can see how it would be helpful, but I have a hard time imagining how it will be implemented.
Food for thought, though.