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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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Snippet: Digital security is a basic necessity today. Still, when users are confronted with strict digital security best practices, they often perceive them as roadblocks; challenges deliberately introduced to impede them from doing what they need to get done.

Digital security is a basic necessity today. Still, when users are confronted with strict digital security best practices, they often perceive them as roadblocks; challenges deliberately introduced to impede them from doing what they need to get done.

Snippet: The mobile payments space has become increasingly overcrowded with consumers being promised exciting experiences that are now possible thanks to emerging technologies. Banks, on the other hand, are still weighing up their strategies for mobile payments, deciding which of these emerging technologies to integrate first.

The mobile payments space has become increasingly overcrowded with consumers being promised exciting experiences that are now possible thanks to emerging technologies. Banks, on the other hand, are still weighing up their strategies for mobile payments, deciding which of these emerging technologies to integrate first.

Snippet: Consumer polls are hard work, but the data makes the months of waiting well worthwhile! That’s why Entersekt trained its magnifying glass on Germany so soon after conducting a US consumer survey through The Harris Poll this year.

Consumer polls are hard work, but the data makes the months of waiting well worthwhile! That’s why Entersekt trained its magnifying glass on Germany so soon after conducting a US consumer survey through The Harris Poll this year.

Snippet: Banking is disrupted. It's no longer only about what you offer; how you make your offering is perhaps even more important. In an industry where everyone is doing more of the same – protecting consumers’ money – it’s the personal relationships that make the difference.

Banking is disrupted. It's no longer only about what you offer; how you make your offering is perhaps even more important. In an industry where everyone is doing more of the same – protecting consumers’ money – it’s the personal relationships that make the difference.

Snippet: Many countries have adopted the use of centralized electronic ID schemes that allow users to securely identify themselves online. Identity within the US market is more fragmented, leaving room for creative workarounds to authentication challenges.

Many countries have adopted the use of centralized electronic ID schemes that allow users to securely identify themselves online. Identity within the US market is more fragmented, leaving room for creative workarounds to authentication challenges.

Snippet: From security to user experience and digital banking preferences, we track recent statistics that banks should take note of.

From security to user experience and digital banking preferences, we track recent statistics that banks should take note of.

Snippet: The most important shift from 3-D Secure 1.0 to EMV 3-D Secure is the addition of the RBA engine - and here's why it is a gamechanger.

The most important shift from 3-D Secure 1.0 to EMV 3-D Secure is the addition of the RBA engine - and here's why it is a gamechanger.

Snippet: The European Banking Authority (EBA) plays an extraordinarily complex role. Having to manage and regulate the financial industry means walking a tightrope between directional regulation and restrictive controls.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) plays an extraordinarily complex role. Having to manage and regulate the financial industry means walking a tightrope between directional regulation and restrictive controls.

Snippet: The latest version of the 3-D Secure protocol provides a significant opportunity to reduce CNP fraud to an all-time low. The key to its success is that merchants must opt-in to the program.

The latest version of the 3-D Secure protocol provides a significant opportunity to reduce CNP fraud to an all-time low. The key to its success is that merchants must opt-in to the program.

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