Recognizing how easily computer passwords can get into the wrong hands, Indiana University (IU) has implemented a new kind of authentication technology for staff and faculty members who have access to sensitive school data.

The technology is known as a "two-factor" login system, because it requires users to enter two passwords before they can log onto the network: their standard, fixed identification and a computer-generated password that is much more difficult to crack. The technology is already in use by a growing number of banks, health-care organizations, and corporations to safeguard sensitive information--but IU is...

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