The Second Law of AuthN Dynamics
by Mike Neuenschwander
Or, Passwordless as the 0th Factor of Authentication Passwordless authentication is kind of hot right now, even though “passwordless” predates the password — much like horse-drawn carriages predated cars (which were first known as “horseless carriages”). But after witnessing a groundswell of support for new passwordless methods such as YubiKey , FIDO Passkey (not to be confused with Apple Passkey), and MS passwordless authentication methods, I resolved to determine for myself whether that brave new world that has such security in it had in fact...