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Passwordless authentication: The future is here

Passwordless authentication: The future is here


Passwords suck! There, I said it. We've all heard it said many times before, but it’s worth repeating. The concept of gate-keeping access to digital services with a username and password may have been appropriate, and even good practice, in the early days of computing when a person might only have one or two logins to maintain. However, in today’s world where people have hundreds of accounts, they tend to re-use one password for multiple accounts or outsource the job to a password manager service. And even if you do manage to create a complex and unique password for each account, and remember it at the time of login, there is still the problem of data breaches, which are becoming all too common. 

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