Despite the technology industry being home to rapid change, is password security enough? It’s hard to believe that a solution created nearly 60 years ago still remains the primary method used to protect ourselves digitally. Say goodbye to passwords and see why passwordless authentication could be the next big thing.
Users want easy, quick and secure authentication – but is it no longer an option? Compromised credentials are now the top cause of reported data breaches. Therefore, the adoption of a new and improved security method is becoming more and more imperative.
Why go passwordless in 2020?
User Experience (UX):
Passwordless authentication means no more user-memorised secrets, no more remembering your cat’s, sister’s maiden name and overall and improved, safer authentication process.
Removing passwords from login means users no longer have to devise and remember a password for each of their accounts. It also means they do not have to type them in every time they log on and also ensures that no cryptation software can attempt various complex logins to hack into an account.
Why is Password Security not enough?:
User-controlled passwords are a major vulnerability. Users reuse passwords and can share them with others. Passwords, the biggest attack vector, also are vulnerable to credentials stuffing, corporate account takeover (CATO), password spraying, brute force attacks, and more.
Passwordless authentication is already quite common on many devices which use biometrics and facial recognition. So it seems as though passwordless access is ready to take over from password authentication, whether on desktops or servers.
Passwordless authentication is more secure than password-based security. Having said that, it appears that employees, IT, and management will all benefit from its ease of use and cost-reduction that results from implementing passwordless authentication.
When it comes to security, the time to act is now.
Learn more about Microsoft’s guide to managing password authentication
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