Passwords are one of the top attack vectors, with a large percentage of cyber attacks enabled through password compromise.
Password-based authentication is no longer fit for purpose. Passwords are costly and difficult to manage, they result in poor user experiences, and they are easily compromised.
This has been widely recognized for some time, but we are finally at the point at which going passwordless is becoming easier due to the development of new authentication standards and personal computing devices capable of creating and storing biometric data locally in secure enclaves such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs).
To eliminate passwords, the world must move to passwordless authentication, which is a verification process that determines whether a person or entity is who or what they claim to be without requiring the exchange of a string of characters that can be stolen and abused.
Passwordless authentication is the future because it enables organizations to increase...
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